Behind the Scenes with Donna Nastasi

Dear AO3 Artists and Families, 

It is with great pride that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of M.S 936 Arts Off 3rd, The School for the Performing and Visual Arts. It is an honor to lead a new innovative arts school!


I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-three years, advocated for the Arts and the world of ENL, and I have worked with students' ranging in grades 4th through 8th.  I am eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Middle School 936, Arts Off 3rd and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success. 


This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic/arts experiences for our students that are relevant and build real-world connections.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors: teachers, students and families-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic/artistic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open, and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  All of us at M.S.936, Arts Off 3rd are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. 


I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at M.S. 936 Arts Off 3rd meet their goals and have a successful school year! 

Principal Nastasi