Meet the Principal of PS6X, Mrs. Tiawana Perez

May 16, 2016



Dear PS 6 Families:


I am excited to write to you as the new principal! All roads that I have traveled have led me here today and what better time to join PS 6’s great community of students, parents, and educators than now.  Our goal to provide successful school experiences for our students in a safe, collaborative and nurturing setting cannot be accomplished without you!  So, I ask you to join me on this journey as we prepare our 600+ students for their college and career choices. 


Here’s a little about me: As a former student of NYC public schools from elementary through high school, I fondly remember many of my teachers and the wonderful lifelong lessons they taught me.  I was fortunate to have loving teachers and other staff members in the school who expressed genuine concern for their students.  It is their examples of love and the commitment they made to help students become successful, contributing members of society that motivated me to come back to NYC public schools as an adult.  Over the span of 16 years, I have served in evolving roles beginning as a payroll secretary and moving into the positions of:  classroom teacher, instructional coach for the content areas of ELA, math, science and social studies, Special Education Placement Officer for the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and as an assistant principal.


I am passionate about providing successful school experiences for all students.  As a result of my work with students with disabilities, I adopted a vision for school improvement that is largely based on the belief that all children have the ability to achieve educational success if provided with the appropriate supports in a collaborative, nurturing setting.  This setting encompasses all members of the school community working together including families, educators and community stakeholders.  


I look forward to partnering with you as we work to help our children make progress toward being academically, socially, emotionally and physically healthy youngsters.  My desire is to see all our students leave the NYCDOE with a smile on their face and lifelong memories of great educational experiences in their hearts.  Certainly, our collaborative efforts can and will help our students reach such success. 


Please feel free to contact me at any time using the information provided in the letterhead.  Additionally, if you have any questions about this transition in leadership, please reach out to our District 12 superintendent, Ms. Rafaela Espinal Pacheco. 


In the spirit of collaboration,



Tiawana Perez

Principal, IA