Caren Gandelman holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from American University, a master’s degree in Childhood Education and Special Education from Pace University, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from Hunter College.
Caren began her career in District 75 as a classroom teacher and later as the Site Unit Coordinator focusing on curriculum and instructional support. She was responsible for implementing a school-wide social and emotional curriculum, as she believes educating the whole child is essential to every child’s success. Caren then worked as an Instructional Lead at the Brooklyn North Field Support Center and as a Special Education Achievement Coach for a CFN supporting schools across Brooklyn (including PS8!) She became the Assistant Principal at PS8 in 2017.
Caren believes it’s the responsibility of the school community to provide students with the necessary resources to learn how to think independently and work collaboratively. It’s her mission to instill in students the values and beliefs that will enable them to be lifelong learners and productive members of society.
Outside of school, Caren enjoys exploring New York City with her daughter and husband and experimenting with new recipes.