By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer
T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here.
I am truly excited that an academic innovator such as Principal Terri Rutyer is pushing the “green” initiative in the public school she presides over, P.S./I.S. 276 in Manhattan, New York. The facility opened it’s doors in 2009 with a pre-K curriculum, then it was re-located to it’s official eight-story building in Battery Park. It now boast impressive electives ranging from art, music, math, social studies, etc. while they also stress the importance of living environmentally green with their students. Rutyer is well quailified to operate the school with prestige and class.
She has extensive experience teaching elementary in New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She taught english in Tokyo for six months , before coming back to states to obtain her teaching degree. She is an advocate for inspiring her students to achieve more beyond their imagination. She has even showed them how to be responsible in keeping the planet clean and pollution free through interesting activities to help these young minds become future gatekeepers of tomorrow’s future.
We should commend a individual such as Ms. Rutyer, for putting her students first and making them green conscious.