Administration

Crystal Simmons

Principal
Crystal Simmons is on the forefront of the growing small-schools movement in the United States.This past September she opened the firstand only College Board School in Manhattan. Shes a passionate educator with strong ties to the Harlem community where she grew up and boasts about the schools first year of success.

Ms.Simmons attended City College where she completed a Masters in Special Education and General Education. She continued her advanced degree at The College of St. Rose in education administration where she received certification for School District Administration, School Business Administration, and School Administration.
Prior to becoming an administrator Ms. Simmons worked as a Special Education teacher, Mathematics Coach, and Assistant Principal.

This past school year she was also featured in Ed.Tech magazine and has been awarded several grants for ASA acquiring an abundance of materials and services for the students and staff.

Simmons says. I believe that our children need to understand that in order to grow you need to give back and become a part of the change". At ASA we believe in change. We will turn change stoppers into CHANGE MAKERS!
The school's motto is Change the way you see things. Change the way you think!