I am Jacqui Getz, principal of 75 Morton (MS 297). I have been an educator for over 30 years: teacher, literacy consultant, Network Lead Coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal. My career has taken me from NYC to Westchester, all of our Boroughs, the tri-state area, California, Norway, and Chile. I am so lucky to call 75 Morton my home as this is an amazing school on so many levels. This community was built by wonderful advocates of public education, and it is sustained by a staff, families, students, and community members who believe in our mission of an inclusive and diverse zoned middle school. When I am not living, breathing, and obsessing over 75 Morton, I am with my family: David who is the principal of East Side Middle School, traveling and enjoying NYC and all it offers. I have 3 daughters- Maxine, Jordan, and Edy, and unfortunately for them, I was the principal of their elementary school!
I am so excited and honored to be the Interim Acting Assistant Principal at 75 Morton and to continue to support this amazing and diverse community! Previously, I was a guidance counselor in the DOE for 14 years. I enjoy working with middle school students to help them navigate through their adolescent years. In my spare time, I love to travel, work out, and hang out with my 10 nieces and nephews.
I have been a special educator in the New York City public school system for the past 11 years. This year I will be the Special Education Coordinator, Data Specialist and AIS (Academic Intervention Services) provider. It is my goal to help guarantee that all students and their families obtain the support services they require. When I am not at 75 Morton I love to take a hot yoga classes and take long drives with my husband, Jon. I am SO excited to be back at 75 Morton and cannot wait to continue this journey with you all.