Educated in the New York Public School System, Wanda Bank-Boone knows firsthand the great things the schools can do for the children. During college, she felt compelled to go into education, and started her career teaching in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Ms. Bank-Boone then moved to Greene, Brooklyn, before attaining her current position in Far Rockaway at PS 253Q. She is proud of her involvement in the community, and hopes to continue her work to open up new avenues for students to learn so they can highlight their potential.
The biggest obstacle Ms. Bank-Boone had to face was balancing her career with being a wife, a mother, and a caretaker. She overcame that challenge, however, and attributes her success in this endeavor to her empathetic, compassionate, and goal-oriented nature, as well as her organization and willingness to be a team player.
In preparation for her career, Ms. Bank-Boone earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Queens College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Long Island University CW Post. She considers this to be among her greatest achievements, as she was the first in her family to obtain a postgraduate degree. Another accomplishment on that list is the PowerPoint presentation she created when she worked for the state, as it is still being used today. Looking to the future, Ms. Bank-Boone intends to eventually retire from her position with The New York City Department of Education and begin to help the community in other ways.
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