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Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs!

Where Every Individual Holds an Essential Piece to Our Students’ Success

PS 133 Fred R. Moore Academy is a 3-K through fifth-grade elementary school located in Manhattan, New York. We are a diverse group of approximately 270 students engaged in a singular purpose—to become our best selves. We invite you to learn what makes our school an excellent place for children of all abilities to receive a quality education in a safe, nurturing environment. We are proud—We are the Bulldogs!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear PS 133 Parents & Families:

I am honored and excited to introduce myself as the new interim acting principal of PS 133 – The Fred Moore Academy. I hope this message finds you in the best of health and spirits during these uncertain, but hopeful times! I would like to send a special thank you to Principal Medina for her leadership and service to the PS 133 community and for ensuring a productive transition. I am looking forward to working with Assistant Principal Goodman as we continue the legacy of excellence that has been established here at PS 133.

I have had the honor and privilege of serving students, families, and school communities within the DOE for over 18 years. I have held many roles including, classroom teacher, mentor/coach, and dean and educational administrator for two Children’s First Networks. For the last eight years, I have held the position of assistant principal where I led and supervised teachers in grades Pre-K through fifth as well as grades six through eight. I am a proud product of NYC public school, having graduated from Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens and then going on to earn a master’s degree in special education from Queens College (NY), an advanced certificate in educational administration/school building leader from The College of St. Rose (Albany/NYC), and skills training through development conferences and organizations within the New York City Department of Education. I currently serve as a faculty member for the 2021–2022 APLI Cohort for Aspiring Principals. 

As your principal, I want you to know that I love my job. I also want you to know that I am passionate about our young people, and that is why it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors are excited to be here! It is also important to me that every student leave PS 133-The Fred Moore Academy, having received robust, meaningful, and equitable learning experiences that are impactful beyond their school years. I want all so that they may realize and understand their role as contributors to their community, society, and world. We know that the success of all children is dependent upon the quality of their educational experiences, and the individuals who stand before them.

My belief is that “children/students come first all the time, no matter what” and with that, I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students. Along with the teachers and staff, I am excited for the opportunity to build strong relationships with our parents and families, with our beautiful and brilliant students, and with our community partners. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. 

In that spirit, I look forward to meeting all of you, partnering with you so that we are collectively guiding, nurturing, and preparing all “our” young people for future success. I welcome opportunities to learn about your families, your community, and most importantly, to partner with you. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment, resulting in high levels of student achievement and progress.

I recognize how vital and impactful parent partnerships are to student success. I know the importance and power of building a school community that encourages a culture of collaboration. I am also a parent of two boys who attended and graduated from NYC public school. 

 In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. Please get involved with our school PTA to guarantee that we hear your voices, and know that my door is always open. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes this school year!

Sincerely,

Joi Bonner

Joi Bonner, Principal

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