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Brendan Mims

Community Superintendent | NYC Community School District 16 | NYC Department of Education

Brendan Mims

Brendan T. Mims is the Community Superintendent of District 16 located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.  Brendan was the founding principal of MS 358 in Queens, NY which was the first MSA Certified National Demonstration school in New York State and New York City. He’s proud that through STEAM-based education and “passionate speaking, purposeful writing, and powerful presentation,” students can practice empathy and advocacy while proficiency rises. He believes that all students deserve a high-quality education and has worked to develop a culture that is inclusive, caring and committed to continual growth and excellence.

Superintendent Mims has developed a culture that is inclusive, caring, and dedicated to the idea that all students deserve a high-quality education where they can thrive and achieve regardless of race, social status, gender, language, orientation, [nationality, religion, or ability. He works with outside organizations, arts partners, cultural institutions, higher education, and all school stakeholders to ensure that district 16 is a community where all students learn at high levels, feel welcomed and included, appreciate their own and other cultures, and work to promote justice and fairness in the school community and beyond. District 16 is currently home to two magnet schools.




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