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Christina Tettonis Honored by The Center for Educational Innovation
Christina Tettonis, Principal of The Hellenic Classical Charter School was honored recently by The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) at The Pierre Hotel in New York. CEI is a non profit education organization and a recognized leader in advancing meaningful support and reforms in public education. Christina, who is recognized as a distinguished leader throughout NYC and NYS has served HCCS as the Principal since 2007.
HCCS is a Reward School and considered to be one of the best charter schools in NYS. Reward Schools are schools that have made the most progress or have the highest achievement in the State with no significant gaps in student achievement. HCCS leads NYS toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement and closing the gap in student performance.
Christina Tettonis is principal of The Hellenic Classical Charter School (HCCS) since 2007. Her school has recently celebrated their second full term charter renewal. The New York State Education Department designated HCCS as a reward school for the 2015-2016.
This recognition was earned because of her school’s high student progress and increase in student achievement and closing the gap in student performance. It ranks among the top charter schools (Pre-K to 8) in New York City for exceeding targets in student achievement, school environment and student progress. Christina is a member of the Deputy Chancellor’s Principal Advisory Group and an active alumni fellow for The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University.
She is also a Board of Trustee for the Brooklyn Public Library and a Board of Trustee for The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Christina was principal of Public School 170 for the NYC Department of Education from 2002- 2007 and Director of The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program for Community School District 20 from 1997-2002.
She began her public school career teaching students at Public School 186 and Public School 105 in Brooklyn, New York. Her first teaching position was at Holy Cross Parochial School. Christina was born and raised in Brooklyn. She is the oldest daughter of Greek immigrant parents.
She is married to her husband Mark for 26 years and together have twin sons which they consider their greatest gifts.