District 32

Serving Bushwick and the northern tip of Bedford-Stuyvesant, District 32 has long been one of the lowest-performing districts in the city. The neighborhood suffers from a poor reputation as a crime-ridden and neglected area. In recent years, artists priced-out of neighboring Williamsburg have moved into Bushwick pushing real-estate prices up, and longtime residents out. 

District 32 Contacts

797 Bushwick Avenue, Room 300
Brooklyn, NY 11221 Map 



Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Sheila Gorski, (718) 574-1100
High school superintendent:  Janice Ross, (718) 455-4635

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Shaila M. Walch, (718) 574-1100
High school family support coordinator: Corrine Mattis, (718) 455-4635

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Alice Nieves-Garcia, (718) 574-1100
High school family leadership coordinator: Gregory Hagin, (718) 455-4635



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest enrollment office, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

1665 St. Mark's Avenue, Room 116
Brooklyn, 11233, NY - Map
Phone: (718) 240-3598
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 32, (718) 574-1100

District 32 CEC office

797 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Mariama Sandi
1665 St. Marks Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11233 - Map
Phone: (718) 240-3557 or (718) 240-3558
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts