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.

Our Staff

Anna Azeglio
Guidance Counselor & College Advisor
B.S., Criminal Justice John Jay College for Criminal Justice (CUNY); Ed.M Counseling Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University. MSED Administration and Supervision, Baruch College (CUNY). Mental Health Counselor (NYS Mental Health License). Co-authored chapter “Critical Thinking: A Socratic Approach to Empowering Your Mind,” published in Urban learners: Serious About College Success, September 1998.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5261

Angela Ball
Health Aide

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 

Beth Cheikes
College Transfer Officer Director
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4061

Blanca Encarnacion
School Aide

Sara Haberman
Assistant Principal, Pupil Personnel Services
B.A., Gettysburg College, Psychology; MA., New York University; Counseling Psychology; MSW., New York University, Social Work. Earned LCSW credential in 2005. Worked as a school counselor at Stuyvesant High School and Chelsea High Schools.  Over 18 years of experience providing counseling, college and academic advising services to adolescents.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4221

William H. Hinrichs
Associate Dean of Studies, BHSEC Manhattan 
A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University. Has taught at St. Mark's School, the Taft School, Yale University and BHSEC Queens. Publications include The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain (2011). Teaching and research interests include literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spain, flash fiction, and concepts of authorship and authorial property.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4071

Dilar Khan
Para Professional
Christian Skelly
Technology Coordinator

Michael Lerner
Principal, BHSEC Manhattan
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. Has taught at Barnard College, NYU; New School University; and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Awards include Best Dissertation in Urban History, Urban History Association. Publications include Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City (2007). Teaching and research interests include 20th-century United States society and politics, American reform movements, popular culture, and U.S.-Pacific relations. 
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2282

Jeffery Moss
Admissions Outreach Coordinator, Diversity Initiative Coordinator
B.A., Business Administration with concentration in Management and Leadership Studies minor, Morehouse College.  Served as an Assistant Vice-President with Capital One Bank as a Senior Branch Manager for a Tier III Branch and as a Vice-President – Branch Manager for Citibank.  Proudly holds affiliations with the Jackie Robinson Foundation as an Alumnus, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership as an Ambassador, Texas Boys State as a former Citizen, and Morehouse College Leadership Center as an Ethical Leader.  A highly self-motivated World Class Professional with a strong ability to effectively lead, inspire, and develop diverse teams and individuals.
Phone: (212) 995-8479 x2043

Toni Palmieri
School Secretary

Pat Pecoraro

Kristi Powell-Grenfell
Student Activities and Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2093

Katherine Randall
Writing Center Coordinator
B.A., Barnard College; M.S., Columbia School of Journalism. Worked as editor and writer at various publications and organizations before landing at BHSEC Manhattan.

Quincee Robinson
Director of Admissions
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2040

Camille Sawick
Assistant Principal
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2232

Carol Turitz
Parent Coordinator

Yuriy Zavlanov
Science Lab Manager
B.S., Queens College (CUNY), Chemistry; M.A., Queens College (CUNY), Chemistry. Over 8 years of chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry laboratory experience.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3031

Nancy Zdazenski
Purchasing and Payroll Secretary
17 years experience at American Express as a Process Manager responsible for Amex's computers inventory.  7 years at IBM managing Account computer inventory at American Express.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2233