District 8

District 8 is a racially mixed district in the southeast corner of the Bronx. The western edge of the district includes some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, such as Hunts Point, while the eastern and northern edge includes more suburban settings, such as Throgs Neck and Soundview, which have a mix of modest single-family homes, low-income housing projects and expensive condominiums.


District 8 Contacts

1230 Zerega Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462 - Map
[email protected]



Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Karen Ames, (718) 828-6653
High school superintendent: Carron Staple, (718) 741-5834

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Donna Jean Murphy, (718) 828-6653
High school family support coordinator: Michelle Edwards, (718) 741-5834

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Jean DePesa, (718) 828-6707
High school family leadership coordinator: Irving Roman, (718) 741-5834



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center.

Family Welcome Center 

1230 Zerega Ave.
Bronx,, NY 10462 - Map
Phone: (718) 828-2975

Special Education Enrollment

3450 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: (718) 794-7420


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 8, (718) 828-6417

District 8 office

1230 Zerega Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Michele Beatty
3450 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 - Map
Phone: 718794742897187947490
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts.