Internationals Network opened Crotona International High School in August 2011. This is our first Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school for English language learners, and is a natural extension of our internship work at all International High Schools. A CTE school provides a unique opportunity for Internationals to adapt the Internationals Approach to ensure that students graduate ready for college and to enter the workforce with professional certification. The school is led by Jesseca Long, a former Math for America Master Teacher and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Bronx International High School.
2474 Crotona Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
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School Leader: Jesseca Long
Year Established: 2011
School Website: http://www.crotonainternationalhs.org/
Enrollment: 100 students
Grades Served: 9-10
Anticipated Free/Reduced Meals: 95%
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Jesseca’s career in education began as a French teacher in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and continued through her three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching Math and developing girls’ education projects with a local non-governmental organization in Guinea, West Africa. In her first five years at Bronx International High School as a Mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, she further developed her own pedagogy of inquiry and project-based learning. At Bronx International, as a Math for America Master Teacher, and as an adjunct in the School of Education at Long Island University, she has had the opportunity to train and to mentor new teachers in integrating language development into a variety of content areas. In her last three years at Bronx International, she has continued to share her expertise with colleagues as the Coordinator of Teacher Development & Learning.
Jesseca has a B.A. in French & in Linguistics from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Columbia University Teachers College. She received her school building leader preparation through the NYC Department of Education and NYC Leadership Academy’s Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program.