Behind the Scenes with Donna Nastasi

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is with great pride that I write this letter of introduction to you as the interim acting 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-two years, and have worked with a variety of students' ranging in grades from 4th through 8th. My most recent administrative experience was at McKinley Intermediate School, where I served as an Assistant Principal of the 8th grade and was in charge of the Arts and ENL departments. 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 parents-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 MS 936, AO3 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 MS 936, AO3 meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Principal Nastasi