Dana Gerendasi, Principal
Waterside Children’s Studio School (nyc.gov)
Dana has always a been a collaborative leader who goes above and beyond for her team, her students and her families. Our school survey and minuscule turnover rate reflect this. This “nomination” is perplexing, unfounded and does not reflect the experience of the school community. She should be removed from this list and added to your CARE list.
This rating is impossible. As a 12 year employee at Waterside, I have experienced first hand her love of children and the support of her staff who she refers to as “family”. Ms. Gerendasi is loved by the students and greets every one of them by name. You can find her sitting on the floor in the hallway chatting with the student council or laughing with staff members. She has an open door policy and our school community was built from Ms. Gerendasi’s vision. This vision is what makes Waterside is an incredible place to work and learn,