East Harlem Principal's Message

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    Drawing from more than 26 years of experience in education, the heart of Meirelys' daily work is collaborative partnerships, leading by example, and empowering others. Meirelys earlier years were spent teaching in the Dominican Republic and higher performing charter schools in the tri-state area. She taught in the classroom for many years and has held different positions, such as instructional coach, Assistant Principal, and most recently, Principal. Meirelys has a deep commitment to the community that she serves. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and an MS in School Leadership. She is passionate about creativity, problem-solving, and equitable access so that all learners may achieve their goals. Armed with an outstanding work ethic and committed to establishing an engaging learning environment while nurturing students’ potential as well as academic and emotional growth, she is an educator who has a strong belief in creating a space in which joy and rigor are part of a child's everyday life. Meirelys is so excited to embark on this new school year with all of you, and she is grateful for welcoming her into the Amber community."  In her downtime, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughters. 


    Dear Amber Community,

    I am thrilled to welcome all of our students and families to our Amber East Harlem community.  Amber provides a robust and well-rounded curriculum. Each and every day our teachers strive to create an inclusive and challenging learning environment where both your child’s intellectual and social-emotional needs are consistently achieved.  We prepare our students academically while building character through the five character traits of the Amber Way: Achievement, CoMmunity, ResponsiBility, HonEsty, Respect.   

    Thank you for your continued support of Amber Charter School East Harlem. 


    Meirelys Ruiz, East Harlem Principal