School Leadership



Cassandra Franzese, Principal


Ms. Franzese (formerly Ms. Greene) was born in Paris, France, grew up in Connecticut, attended NYU and Fordham University, began teaching in Atlanta (shout out ATL!), and finally found MESA in 2014! She is very passionate about learning: about others' stories, new skills, and all the learning in the MESA community. She was MESA's first Spanish teacher and, understandably, loves learning different languages, connection, and communication. Her other loves include basketball, football, her dog Maverick, frozen cherries, and discovering music playlists. When she is not at MESA, you can find her listening to music (especially J.Cole), reading (she's going for 50 books this year!) or training for the NYC marathon 2021.