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TechTimes Fall 2022

President's Letter The Next Hundred

President's Letter The Next Hundred

Greetings with all of the pomp and circumstance of our illustrious alma mater’s centennial!

As we celebrate our history and legacy, this issue of TechTimes is dedicated to what will be our own Tech story in the next hundred years. It’s hard to imagine that 100 years ago anyone could accurately predict the impact that Brooklyn Tech would have, or its place as the preeminent public STEM high school in these United States. However, high expectations of grandeur aren’t far-fetched given the scientific advancements, technological revolutions, engineering innovations and importance of mathematical calculations. STEM education will continue to create pathways and lead the world as we have witnessed in the last 100 years.

While it seems appropriate to merely laud our past accomplishments, this issue encourages us to also celebrate our future and pay homage to the imminent success of our next generation of leaders. Reflecting on the parable of how one drives, we are admonished to keep our focus on the road ahead. Yes, we use our rear-view mirrors to glance backwards. Yet we understand the necessity to look forward to successfully move forward. It is the dynamic of moving forward that demands the ability to intertwine the past with the future, a forward-facing view.

As I glance back in my rear-view mirror, I understand how fortunate I am to have personally known several iconic board leaders we have recently lost: John Lyons ’66, Larry Cary ’70, Susan Mayham ’76 and Jack Feinstein ’60. Each one has left a distinct legacy that will continue farther into the future than I bet they imagined. So ingrained into the fabric of our Foundation, I can’t imagine celebrating our centennial without them; however their memories will simply add to all that we celebrate.

As Brooklyn Tech crosses the threshold of 100, let us wish for Tech all that we haven’t even imagined – as well as all that we have dreamed of. May our beloved alma mater have even more success and relevancy in our next 100 years than our first. It is often said that the best way to predict the future is to create the future, so here’s to the next generation of Technites creating our Next 100 Years!

Cheers!
Denice Clarke Ware ’83
President
Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation

The Principal's Office

The Principal's Office

I am humbled and inspired by the privilege of leading this amazing institution at this historic moment. As Brooklyn Tech celebrates its Centennial, I find myself looking forward toward the next hundred years.

From the earliest days, a Tech education was regarded throughout New York City, and throughout industry, as a superb one. Much has changed since, but the core remains: we continue to lead, providing an innovative and cutting-edge educational experience for all of our students.

Brooklyn Tech has earned world renown not merely for our legacy and tradition, but for the work we do currently. As an example, I was recently invited to speak about the Brooklyn Tech educational model at two panels in an international conference in London. The vast number of attendees were fascinated by what we do daily and how we do it.

Our school continues to receive national recognition, as evidenced by some of the highest historical ratings in U.S. News and World Report rankings for the past four years – placing in the top 50 schools in the nation each of those years.

We adapt our model and student educational experience every year to match trends in higher education and industry. We prepare students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet, by empowering them to attain the skillset and interpersonal skills needed to succeed. With the exceptional caliber of our students, our dynamic curriculum and our cutting-edge educational facilities, we have assembled a faculty unrivaled in New York City. Students are attaining mastery of Advanced Placement courses and gaining entry to the college of their choice at levels never previously experienced.

We all know what a special place our school is, and the world knows it as well. I look forward to Brooklyn Tech continuing to lead for the next 100 years, with its graduates achieving limitless impact on the world. Thank you, our alumni family, for all you do to enhance our educational experience, and for inspiring our young people to realize their full potential.

David Newman
Principal

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