Middle School Dean of Students
Jerome Ellison grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where his grandmother stressed the importance of education as gateway to greater opportunity. “Coming from where I come from, I know the value of education,” he says. “There were so many kids who came from where I came from who made different choices, and I see how education allowed me to be where I am.”
Jerome began teaching at PS8 in 2008 and moved to the middle school in 2016. This year, Jerome will be stepping into a new role as Middle School Dean.
Jerome started college at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, where he played shortstop and second base on a baseball scholarship. He majored in Childhood Education and minored in Mathematics, and student-taught in several Pennsylvania schools. When he decided to return to Brooklyn, he transferred to Long Island University and kept the same major.
Outside of MS8, Jerome enjoys playing baseball and football with friends.