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PS527: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow
323 E 91st St · New York, NY 10128 · 212-828-2710
East 91st St
Upcoming Events
  • August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019 — PS 527 Staff Summer Professional Learning
  • August 22, 2019 — New Student/Family Ice Cream Social 5:30pm
  • September 02, 2019 — Labor Day
more events
Michelle Amato, Principal

  East Side School for Social Action
  Michelle Amato, Principal
Ps 527 Parent Teacher Association
Sadaf Syed
Fifth Grade Teacher
Sadaf Syed

Sadaf was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, and now lives out on Long Island with her husband and baby girl Sofia. Teaching is something that she wanted to pursue ever since she was a little girl. There were many teachers in her life that that made an impact on her as a child, and these collective experiences inspired her decision to pursue a career as an educator.

Sadaf received her Bachelor’s in Childhood Education from Hunter College, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education (Birth - Grade 6) from Hunter as well. Her interest in Gifted Learning also led her to become certified in K-12 Gifted and Talented Education. Sadaf loves to continue to research new strategies for teachers that can help provide insight on how students learn, and how to find ways to make learning exciting for them.

For nine memorable years, Sadaf taught fifth grade at the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, and spent many years being the teacher leader for the fifth grade team. She then taught five separate classes of Social Studies to 5th and 6th graders in a departmentalized structure and led the 5th and 6th Grade teacher team as well. At TAG, Sadaf had the privilege of teaching students who came from many diverse cultural backgrounds and traveled from all over the five boroughs of New York City to come to school. Last year was when Sadaf reached a milestone of her tenth year of teaching, and this was also the year that she joined the PS 527 community as a founding fifth grade teacher.

Developing a strong culture of community in the classroom is something that Sadaf has always believed in. Sadaf’s goal as a fifth grade teacher is to always support and encourage her students to celebrate and respect each other’s differences, to become independent critical thinkers, while also cultivating an environment in which students feel safe, welcomed, and accepted. She strives to join together with students to create and nurture a positive, supportive, and cooperative classroom environment in which students have opportunities to share their thoughts, voice their opinions, and value their hard work and efforts.

Sadaf is excited for the new school year to begin and is looking forward to continuing her journey with the students, families, and staff that make up the PS 527 family!

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