Message from the Principal


Dear BAMS Broncos,

Welcome to our school website! It is with great pleasure and pride that I write this message to you as the new Principal of Brooklyn Ascend Middle School. I am truly honored to begin this new form of partnership with each of you. My name is Richard Tucker and I have served as both a teacher and leader at Ascend. As a teacher, I had the upmost privilege of serving our scholars directly inside of the classroom, supporting my scholars in achieving some of the highest gains on the ELA State Exam across the Ascend network. In my role as a leader, I have the privilege of leading our incredible team of teachers, who directly support your scholars.

At Brooklyn Ascend Middle School, we lead with love and light, so that every Bronco can thrive. During this upcoming school year, we will dedicate a large amount of our time and energy to our shared mission and vision of supporting your scholar achieve at the highest level. At BAMS, we aim to prepare each of your scholars to step into the world being prepared to take on any challenge that may come their way. Throughout the school year, I will be in touch and hope to have you attend one of our monthly Talk with Tucker! information sessions.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns. I cannot wait to see what we achieve together this year.

Yours in the love of learning,
Mr. Tucker

Leadership Team


Richard Tucker

Assistant Principal of Operations

Dianette Diaz

Assistant Principal of Math & Science

Brenda Smith

Assistant Principal of Humanities

Nina Blalock

Afterschool Program Director

Ekeh Ibekweh

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