My name is Greg Fucheck and I am the principal of the Bronx River High School. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be opening this school in the Fall of 2013. Although this will be my third time helping to launch a new high school in the Bronx, this is actually the first time where I will be principal.
I graduated from Lehigh University in 1991 with a degree in Marketing and French. I received my Masters in Business Administration from New York University in 1999. I spent 15 very successful years in the business world. (see article: “G.P.S. Aids Investigators at Attack Site”) But it wasn’t until 2005, when I decided to become a teacher, that I truly found my life’s passion. I began my career in education as a New York City Teaching Fellow. I was one of six founding teachers of the Metropolitan High School, a new, small school which opened its doors to an incoming freshman class in September 2005. During my six years with the Metropolitan High School, I served as a Math Teacher, Math Department Chair, Director of Technology, and Director of Student Information Systems. I implemented the school’s online student information database, and served as a liaison between the New York City Department of Education and Pearson PowerSchool in order to integrate that technology with existing DOE systems. In the fall of 2010, I joined the planning team to develop and launch the Metropolitan Soundview High School, another new, small school that officially opened in September of 2011. At the Metropolitan Soundview High School, I served as a math teacher, Math Department Chair and Grade Level Leader. I was also a lead facilitator for the DOE Teacher Leadership Program. This program is designed for build capacity in teacher leaders throughout the DOE in order to develop the skills they need to lead instructional improvements and teacher teams in their various schools.
In August of 2012, I submitted my proposal for a new high school to the NYC Department of Education. Now I am ready to put my business experience with my experience in education to open the school of my dreams, The Bronx River High School.