Denise Alexander joined TBCSC as the school's first Director of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. Since beginning her educational tenure, 16 years ago, she has been committed to promoting equity and excellence in education and overcoming the gap in educational access and achievement between the most and least advantaged groups in this country. This commitment combined with her expertise prepared her to serve as a transformative leader where she fosters the continued success of TBCSC, its staff, and its scholars.
Prior to joining TBCSC, Ms. Alexander's experience in the field of education included significant roles in teacher and leadership development, curriculum design and instructional research. Her career is additionally marked by: developing the new principal preparation curriculum for Teacher's College-Columbia University; designing and co-founding K-8, Delta Promise Community Charter School of Sunflower County, Mississippi; serving as The District of Columbia Public Schools' Lead Instructional Coach and Manager; leading a team of program improvement specialists throughout Southern California, that provided direct support and evaluated site-based administrations in all areas of instruction and operations; serving as Assistant Principal; being a Teacher of grades Kindergarten through Sixth in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, GA.
Ms. Alexander is currently completing work on her Ed.D. from Columbia University. She received her Ed.M. in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Teacher's College-Columbia University, her Masters of Art in Teaching from Trinity University and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University.
Ms. Lashley has worked at TBCSC since 2007 and currently serves as Director of Culture and Scholar Engagement.
Ms. Lashley is responsible for planning and implementing behavior management systems with meaningful incentives to reward good behavior along with effective consequences to correct misbehaviors. Ms. Lashley also works to engage families in support of the school's goals and organizes workshops that support the needs of the families at TBCSC.
Ms. Lashley has over 25 years of experience in education and has worked as a teacher, coach and a dean in both elementary and middle schools. In addition to her teaching license, she possesses an SAS & SDA leadership certification from Queens College and an MS from Brooklyn College. Ms. Lashley is a mother of a middle schooler, so she is well aware of the important role parents play in their child’s life and can understand what parents undergo as they juggle and balance life’s demands and strives to be of great support to our parents, staff, and teachers.
Ms. Manzano joined TBCSC in August 2004 and started at TBCSC as an Office Manager, and in 2006 was promoted to the role of the Director of Operations. She now supervises all of the administrative support staff and manages contracted services personnel, including food service, security, and janitorial workers. Ms. Manzano's prior work experiences include internships with the All Stars Project, Green Haven, and three years at The Children's Health Fund at Montefiore Medical Center as a Research Specialist on a number of public health programs. Candice received her BA from Vassar College and her MPA in Nonprofit Management from New York University.
Mrs. Rivera joined The Bronx Charter School for Children in March of 2012. She is a professional with over 20 years combined Finance and Human Resource Management experience. In this position, Mrs. Rivera is responsible for all human resource related services. She works to support and collaborate with the Executive Director and School Directors to ensure that TBCSC attracts and retains highly-qualified, mission-aligned talent year after year. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, staffing, federal and state HR law compliance, employment contracts , payroll, and employee benefits. Mrs. Rivera received her degree from St. John's University.
The BCSC is working harder than ever to ensure that our scholars receive intensive academic interventions and extended learning opportunities.