Ms. Peters, Director of After School & Summer
Ashley Karin Peters, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY is currently the Director of After School and Community Partnerships for the Community Partnership Charter Middle School Campus. She is in charge of our newly formed Friday elective program, the Community Service Changemakers Initiative, bringing new and creative partnerships for CPCS and creating an exhilarating after school experience for our scholars. Ashley has been in the education and non profit management field for over ten years. She is a graduate of Hampton University with a BS in Business Administration and received a MA in Social Justice from John Jay College and a MS in Childhood Education and Development from Touro College. Ashley has a clear passion for exposing our scholars to educational and engaging programming, developing new and outside of the box experiences, planning out of state college and high school tours and teaching the art and culture that is New York City. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys traveling, being the Fundraising Chairperson for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Westchester Alumnae Chapter and spending quality time with her daughter Jayden. Programs
Ms. Tsimprea, Instructional Support Coordinator
Ms. Janna Tsimprea is here for one reason--our children. She is the proud daughter of a single mom who taught her that if you stay focused on your education, everything else will fall into place. She grew up attending the public schools in her home state of Massachusetts and was then fortunate to receive scholarships to pursue higher education at the University of Miami.
At the University of Miami, Ms. Tsimprea earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor’s of the Arts in Political Science. She also minored in Sociology. She was firm in her beliefs that the combination of her degrees would give her the means to create positive change in the world and fight for social justice. After some experience in various jobs, Ms. Tsimprea didn’t feel as though her day-to-day work was creating enough change.
Ms. Tsimprea received an offer from Teach For America and was asked to join the good fight in Brooklyn, where they were experiencing a shortage of teachers. She then packed up her bags, earned a Master’s of Education at Brooklyn College and started teaching.
Ms. Tsimprea joined the CPCS family in 2013 and, to date, has taught about 400 of our children. Ms. Tsimprea has served both as an Integrated Classroom Teacher and General Education Teacher--inclusive of English, Math, Science and Social Studies. She has had the honor of teaching 5th, 7th and 8th grade here at CPCS. In 2016, Ms. Tsimprea accepted the role of Special Education Coordinator, where she works to ensure that all children are learning. Ms. Tsimprea firmly believes that education is society’s greatest equalizer and she is here to do all that she can to ensure that our children will leave Middle School educated and empowered.
Ms. Destin, Physical Education/Health
Biography coming soon...
Ms. Orapallo, Social Worker
Ms. Orapallo is excited to join the Community Partnership Charter Middle School team! She believes that each student deserves to be educated as a whole self- not just academically but socially and emotionally, in order to reach their fullest potential. For Ms. Orapallo, it is important that students are provided with the space to discover and develop their identities so they can cultivate their authentic selves. Through this work, all students can find success inside and outside of the classroom to become leaders.
Ms. Orapallo was born and raised in New Jersey and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Social Work with a minor in Leadership and Global Understanding. Ms. Orapallo then earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. Throughout her career she has worked as a Career & Academic Counselor with out-of-school youth and has also run various mentoring programs in schools throughout the city.
In her free time, Ms. Orapallo likes hanging with her dog named Hamlet, going on travel adventures, camping in national parks, and cooking. One of Ms. Orapallo’s mantras is “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”