Wayne Seymore, Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher — Coach Seymore was born and raised in New York City, and has lived in both Harlem and the South Bronx. In 2005 he graduated from Lehman College with his Bachelors’ Degree in recreation education in middle and high school. He has been working in the school system as a basketball coach and teacher since 2008. He enjoys playing and watching sports, and has a great passion for fitness. Coach Seymore strives to be the best at his craft and to be a positive role model for the youth in the inner-city.
Quanda Campbell, Dance Teacher — Ms. Q, Creative Director and Dance Specialist was born in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in youth development for the past 10 years. Her career has consisted of partnering with non-profits that focused on the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children within Urban Communities. She was also the CEO of her very own non-profit called G.I.R.L.S. (Girls In Real Life Succeed) that sponsored and mentored over 100 young women within the tri-state area aiding them with academic assistance, life-skills, and socio-emotional support. The arts (dance) is the navigation tool used to help her access the youth's intrinsic discovery to advocacy, healing, connecting, exploring, and conquering social adversities. In her free time, she is working and partnering with local community leaders and youth to empower the black community and bring awareness to equity and justice to black and brown people. Q, as she prefers to be called, is a powerhouse dedicated to bridging the gap of restorative justice and artistic exploration in the education system.
Raldane Cunningham, Physical Education Teacher — Coach Cunningham PE/Health teacher and Soccer/Track Coach was born in Jamaica W.I. He migrated to the USA at age 16. After completing high school he attended New York City Technical College where he studied Architecture. During college he worked as a personal trainer/Group fitness Instructor. Months after graduating he realized that his love for fitness exceeds working as a architect, he continued working as a trainer. To improve his knowledge in fitness he pursued a degree in Exercise Science at Brooklyn College. Upon completing his matriculated studies, he realized that inner city youths are in need of proper health and fitness programs. He worked in after school enrichment programs for a few years until he became a PE/health teacher. His dream is to teach inner city youths the importance of health and fitness.
Frankie Haggerty, Music Teacher — Mr. Haggerty was born in Long Island, New York, and grew up in Valley Stream. Shout out to Green Acres Mall! His father started his own DJ company while Mr. Haggerty was very young. He started working for the company at the age of 8, and became a seasoned professional at the age of 16. While becoming a DJ extraordinaire, he practiced his mastery of the trombone and music theory. Mr. Haggerty's musicality was woven together while studying Music Production and Music Anthropology at New York University (NYU). He has produced various genres of music including hip hop, EDM, pop, etc. He has performed all over the east coast, and was featured in Miami Music Week's Moombahton festival.