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Jean Brutus, P.E.
It has been my pleasure to work with students at Brooklyn Technical High School for about 9 years, after working in the finance industry. I am known amongst the student body as the "hard phys ed teacher." I take great pride in not only teaching, but also motivating my students to be their best through physical challenges.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to be the coach of Tech's first wrestling program. During my tenure as the wrestling coach, I established the program as a dominant one in New York City, culminating in our first wrestling championship. I also spearheaded the establishment of the Tech Wrestling Parents
Club, and worked diligently towards the building of the wrestling room.
Since 2008 I've also organized the Mr. And Ms. Tech Bodybuilding and Fitness competition, co-hosting alongside Mr. Williams and Mr. McNeil. The competition is one of the biggest annual events at Tech, raising tens of thousands of dollars over the years. The proceeds of this event since have financially
supported the wrestling team, the cheerleading team, and the boys' and girls' stepping teams. In May 2014 I established Bodybuilding and Fitness Club to train student athletes year round to compete in the competition.
Away from Tech I am still a student, and enjoy spending what we call "family fun time" with my wife and 4-year-old son. I look forward to what the future at Brooklyn Tech has in store for me.
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3 Donors Choose Projects Fully Funded!
Fabulous news! The Tech community fully funded Mrs. LaPierre's $2K+ DonorsChoose request within hours of seeing it in Daily Announcements and on the PTA Facebook page. There have been 3 teachers' projects -$5,000 total in materials - completed on DonorsChoose so far this school year. Another terrific way to support Tech teachers and students. Thanks to all who made these happen!
ATTENTION TEACHERS: There are current special funding opportunities available on DonorsChoose for Environmental Science, the Arts, and Social Studies. As donations in the first week a project is posted are also eligible for SPARK matching funds, it's possible to quadruple the impact of individual donations when they qualify for one of these special grants.
Mrs. Casanave's project got the current matching Arts grant, and then individual donors were also matched. That is, we only had to raise 25% to fully fund her project - which happened all in one day. Please reach out to us at email@example.com for assistance.
How Tech Works
Check out newly UPDATED How Tech Works.
Tech's go-to handbook of basic information about the school.
NYC's Department of Education (DOE) is in the process of reworking the set up and content of the specialized high school test (SHSAT). Currently the DOE is soliciting proposals from test making companies for tests which could included essays and could be translated into ten languages. Both of those are in opposition to the Hecht-Calandra Act, passed in 1971, which explicitly states the test must remain object. The proposed changes would go into effect in 2016. If you're interested in more information CLICK HERE to be in touch.
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We've raised over $630 so far this school year through our Amazon fundraising link! When shopping at amazon CLICK HERE FIRST and the PTA will receive a donation at no additional cost to you.
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