2019-2020 Gray Fellow
Naiyma Moore-Allen is a lifelong learner, daughter, wife and mother of two small children, Dakota and Dylan. Born and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, Naiyma developed a love for reading and learning at an early age. Her journey as an educator began in 2007 after leaving her job as a preventive caseworker. After entering the NYC Teaching Fellows, Naiyma began teaching at the middle school level and attained a master’s degree in Adolescent Mathematics 7-12 from St. John’s University. Eventually, she was offered a position as a Math Coach and went on to attend Hunter College School of Administration and the New York City Leadership Academy to hone her skills as an instructional leader. In 2015, Naiyma was appointed as an Assistant Principal at PS 156 in Brooklyn, NY. Just one year later, she was tapped to be the Principal of the school where she continues to work tirelessly to improve learning outcomes for the children within her school community.