My name is Brian Artzt. I am currently in my tenth year working within the Department of Education. I began my career as a paraprofessional working with special education students in 2007. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary English Education from Brooklyn College in 2011. In 2012, I became a substitute teacher for half the year. At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, I became a full-time high school English teacher.
Currently, I am working at John Dewey High School as a tenth grade English teacher. This is my first year at John Dewey and I absolutely love everything about it. I am the advisor for the Key Club and National Honor Society and also participate in curriculum writing after school for the tenth grade ELA units. My students are very dedicated to their classes and are focused on being active members in the school community.
I am finishing up my degree in School Building and School District Leadership as I will be graduating in May 2017. I am excited to continue my journey in the field of education and look forward to taking on larger leadership roles. I hope that I will soon obtain a position as an assistant principal, principal or in the district office.
Overall, my vision as an educator is not only to teach students skills and content, but to teach them about the real world and make them well-rounded individuals who are college and career ready. My goal is to ensure that I am able to provide students with a dynamic education that encourages them to achieve their highest goals and to love themselves more than anyone could ever love them. I will always go above and beyond for my students and they know that they can come to me for absolutely anything and I will always be there to assist beyond their four years in high school.
Parents and students feel free to contact me at anytime via email at Bartzt@schools.nyc.gov