Bard High School Early College Manhattan


Our staff are highly-qualified professionals who are dedicated to promoting student success. Our staff come from a range of professional backgrounds in the public and private sectors.

Administrative Staff

Adrian Agredo
Bard Early College Academy (BECA) Coordinator
M.A.T., Bennington College; B.A. Bennington College. Teacher, Bard Early College Academy, Middle School Humanities, 2008-present; Teacher/Student Teacher, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt; Student Teacher, The Beacon School, New York, NY. Specializes in curricular development, mediation, and inter-disciplinary design. Interests include poetry, painting, and running.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2044

Siska Brutsaert
Dean of Studies, BHSEC Manhattan
B.A., Cornell University; M.S., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Columbia University-Integrated Program in Cellular Molecular Biophysics; Post-doctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Research interests include molecular immunology, signal transduction mechanisms, and epigenetic control of gene regulation.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4072

Leah Gesoff
Guidance Counselor and College Transfer Office Advisor, BHSEC Manhattan
Ed.M and M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Ed.M in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Certified K-9 Teacher. B.A. in Psyc