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Veronica Peterson, Principal

    I began my teaching career in 1984 at PS/IS 308 in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.  In 1989, I became a high school biology teacher at Canarsie High School.  In 1994, while still teaching a short program at Canarsie, I began working for the Brooklyn High Schools District Superintendent’s Office as a Science Staff Developer.  I conducted central professional development workshops for science teachers from twenty-seven different high schools.  I also did school-based professional development in five different schools.  In 1999, I became Assistant Principal Supervision of Science for Samuel J. Tilden High School and the lead Assistant Principal of Science for the Brooklyn High Schools District.  I remained at that high school until September 2002.

    In September 2002, the Brooklyn High Schools Superintendent removed the Principal of Middle College High School at Medgar Evers, and requested that I take his place.  I ran the school for five weeks, until the Chancellor reinstated the former Principal.  I then became Supervisor of Science for the Brooklyn High School District.  During the 2002-2003 school year, I joined the planning team for the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, and became its founding Principal in July 2003.  

Juanita Fraser, Assistant Principal

Diana Boyer, Assistant Principal

Ms. Juanita Fraser received her BA in English from Brooklyn College.  She continued at Brooklyn College and received her MS in Education, an Advanced Certificate in Guidance and Counseling, and an Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision.  Ms. Fraser later earned a certificate in Dispute Resolution from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Ms. Fraser was an Independent Living Coordinator for pregnant teens in foster care.  She volunteered as a court appointed special advocate servicing children in foster care and as an assistant in a Brooklyn Senator’s office.  She is active at her church, mainly volunteering as a service representative.  The majority of her work experience, however, is with the NYC Department of Education where she is a New York State certified English teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator.  Ms. Fraser has a passion for establishing and enforcing procedure, helping others, and restoring justice.  Most importantly, after serving many years in the NYC Department of Education, she still has a passion for developing the character of young adults and guiding them in their journey to adulthood. 

Ms. Diana Boyer earned her BA at Ithaca College. She earned her MS at the Brooklyn College School of Education. She's a former NYC Teaching Fellow and has worked at BASE since her first year teaching. In fact, this is a picture of Ms. Boyer on the day she interviewed at BASE back in 2006.

Ms. Boyer has taught primarily English Language Arts. She's also dual certified in teaching students with disabilities.  She's been a mentor to new teachers and has worked with Columbia University's Teachers College observing and evaluating teachers.   She focuses on improving instruction and supporting teachers.