Welcome to New York City Department of Education –  District 1!  We serve communities on the Lower Eastside and East Village of Manhattan.

Staff Directory

  • Carry Chan
    Carry Chan
    Superintendent
    Carry Chan
    Superintendent
    Carry Chan-Howard has been the Community Superintendent of District 1 since 2017. She started as a teacher in Brooklyn and was inspired to become a school leader. During her tenure as an assistant principal, she was accepted to the Leadership Academy. She had the opportunity to open a new public middle school, The School for Global Leaders in the lower east side of Manhattan, in District 1. Carry was also born and raised in the lower east side and is deeply invested in the community.


    cchan2@schools.nyc.gov
  • Kristine
    Kristine Mustillo
    Deputy Superintendent
    Kristine Mustillo
    Deputy Superintendent
    Kristine Mustillo is a 25-year educator who served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal prior to joining the District 1 team as Deputy Superintendent. As a parent and an educator, she is committed to closing opportunity gaps that exist across the city. Kristine supports professional learning for school leaders and the strengthening of instructional programming across our schools. Kristine is a lifelong learner who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in community-based leadership.


    kmustil@schools.nyc.gov
  • Felicia Alvarez
    Felicia Alvarez
    Field Support Liaison
    Felicia Alvarez
    Field Support Liaison
    In this role, Felicia supports the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in improving the performance of district schools and strategically coordinating services. Felicia uplifts the district’s vision and mission by serving as a conduit between our schools, Borough/ Citywide Offices, and external community partnerships. Prior to joining the District Team, Felicia served in many roles, including Operations, Youth Development and Teaching & Learning. As an educator, parent and lifelong learner, Felicia is committed to the educational equality in service of all students, families, and schools.


    falvarez@schools.nyc.gov
  • Wilson Lam
    Early Childhood Education Administrator
    Wilson Lam
    Early Childhood Education Administrator
    Wilson Lam is a native New Yorker; born and raised.  He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from NYU and his graduate degrees in Education from Hunter College. He has been an educator within the Dept. of Education for over 15 years. He was an early childhood education teacher in District 25, Queens, before becoming a literacy coach in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is excited to take on his role as an Early Childhood Education Administrator in District 1. Equity and cultural responsiveness in the education system are his priorities. He hopes to give all learners a myriad of opportunities to reveal their talents and skills through meaningful learning experiences.


    WLam22@schools.nyc.gov
  • Family Support Coordinator
    Family Support Coordinator
    Family Support Coordinator
    Family Support Coordinator
    Vacancy
  • Aldo Maldonado
    Aldo Maldonado
    Administrative Assistant
    Aldo Maldonado
    Administrative Assistant
    Aldo started his career in NYC’s Department of Education 4 years ago as a Bilingual College & Career coach at District 79’s Pathways to Graduation. Throughout his time as a member of the College & Career team, Aldo assisted countless first-generation students in helping to apply to college, financial aid, and various trade programs. Aldo is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, undocumented immigrants, and at-risk youth. He is excited to join District 1 as their Administrative Assistant.


    amaldonado17@schools.nyc.gov
  • Jennifer Carreón
    Executive Director of School Support and Operations
    Jennifer Carreón
    Executive Director of School Support and Operations
    Jennifer Carreón is a District 1 product, graduating from PS34, and is a proud mom of two children. Most recently, Jennifer was Community Superintendent of District 27 from 2018-2022, overseeing 50 schools and launching numerous district-wide initiatives. Jennifer has also held roles as Director for Teaching and Learning at Queens South Borough Office, Director of New Principal Support at the Office of Leadership and was an award-winning Principal at PS/IS 178Q from 2008-2016. As the Executive Director for District 1, Jennifer will work alongside the Superintendent and oversee the Instructional Team. Jennifer is excited to work in the district where she grew up.

    jcarreon2@schools.nyc.gov
  • Joezette Joseph
    Instructional Lead
    Joezette Joseph
    Instructional Lead
    Joezette Joseph is a partner, daughter, sister, friend, and pet mom who grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Jamaica, Queens. Presently, Joezette serves District 1 as an Instructional Lead. In this role, she provides instructional and coaching support for teachers and school leaders in Math instruction, particularly through a Critical and culturally responsive lens. For the past 12 years, Joezette has had the privilege of working alongside amazing, highly dedicated educators while serving students in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is her position that all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic, or socioeconomic background, deserve access to an equitable and quality education. She is thrilled to be a part of the District 1 team and the Lower East Side community!


    jjoseph70@schools.nyc.gov
  • Sara Polland
    Advance Lead
    Sara Polland
    Advance Lead
    Sara Polland, originally from Wisconsin, chose New York as her home in 2000.  She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  She taught elementary grades 2-5 for many years, and received her Masters in Teaching Literacy.  Sara has a passion for teacher development and support; helping educators design learning environments where all students feel supported. She is an avid traveler, foodie and new gardener! She looks forward to returning to the Lower East Side, the community that welcomed both her as New Yorker and her great-grandparents as immigrants to America.


    SPolland@schools.nyc.gov
  • Charles Stanton
    Academic Policy & Systems Lead / Performance & Assessment Lead
    Charles Stanton
    Academic Policy & Systems Lead / Performance & Assessment Lead
    A lifelong educator, Charles began his career as a middle school science teacher, teaching Biology, Earth Science, and General Science for 13 years. In his current role, he will be supporting the District 1 team and schools in academic policy, systems, school performance and assessment. This is a role he has served in for the past 6 years in the Manhattan Borough Office. Charlie looks forward to connecting with District 1 school communities.


    CStanton3@schools.nyc.gov
  • Tami Sturm
    Director of State & Federal Program Implementation
    Tami Sturm
    Director of State & Federal Program Implementation
    Tami Sturm started her career in Education 21 years ago as a business education teacher and worked as the Virtual Enterprise Coordinator for a transfer high school. Receiving her Master’s degree in Education and Administration, she worked for central as an Accountability Data Support Specialist supporting Bronx schools, and for the past 9 years working for the Office of School Improvement supporting a few districts in State Accountability. She found her way back and is excited to continue her career with the District 1 team.


    tsturm2@schools.nyc.gov
  • Dr. Ann Iparraguirre
    Instructional Lead
    Dr. Ann Iparraguirre
    Instructional Lead
    Ann Iparraguirre was born and raised on a dairy farm which launched her lifelong interest in the natural world. Ann completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and has taught every level of students, from pre-K through post-graduate. After working as a teacher and school administrator, Ann turned her attention to designing and facilitating Professional Learning In Manhattan. Ann joins the District 1 Team as an Instructional Lead to offer support and coaching for teachers and school leaders. She is looking forward to supporting D1 schools and families as we create opportunities for all students to succeed.

    aiparra@schools.nyc.gov