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Messages from the Principal and Assistant Principal

Dear Public School 139 Families:

It is with great respect that I introduce myself to you as the new Interim Acting Principal of Public School 139Q.  It has been a pleasure and honor to join this warm, vibrant and caring school community.  I have spent the past fifteen years serving students in the NYC Department of Education in various capacities.  I was a general education classroom teacher for five years and a teacher in the Gifted and Talented program for four years.  Prior to being selected as Interim Acting Principal of P.S. 139Q, I was an Assistant Principal for six years.

Over the course of my tenure in the NYC Department of Education, I developed strong instructional practices in literacy, mathematics, and instructional technology.  As an Assistant Principal, I utilized data on a daily basis to help improve the quality of instruction students received.  As an Assistant Principal, I was able to impact student achievement by building strong relationships with parents, community based organizations, staff, and students.

I am excited to have this opportunity to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child reaches their full potential.  I am deeply committed to continuing the history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents.  I look forward to collaborating with you, and the dedicated staff of P.S. 139, to continue to provide a diversity of experiences for our students.  Collaboratively we will work to help all students meet the rigorous expectations of the NYS Common Core Learning Standards and increase student achievement.


Natalie L. Perez-Hernandez
Principal, I.A. 

Dear Parents,

I am so happy to be the Assistant Principal at such a wonderful school.  Both the staff and the students work very hard here to keep up the high academic standards.  Every month Mrs. Meade and I are invited to the Writing Celebrations in the classrooms.  That is a time to share the hard work that the students have done throughout the unit in writing.  Each class has a writing celebration where the children share and comment on their work and the work of their classmates.  P.S. 139 is truly a community of learners. 

As you walk around the building, you may see classrooms with Student Observers and Student Teachers.  They are presently attending area colleges.  These students are here to get first hand experience in the classrooms.  The classroom teachers work with them to model different strategies and styles of teaching.


Stephanie Lazarus
Assistant Principal


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