Getting to know ms54
Get to know our favorite Booker T. administrators and teachers, digging deep into their own middle school memories. Return each month for new profiles!
Dr. Elana Elster
Dr. Elster traces her path from Virginia to New York City (now in her 28th year at Booker T. and 16th year as principal!), yearns for the good ol’ days of a full, noisy school, and fondly recalls how middle school influenced her path in life. Learn more.
Anne McIntosh Pejovich
From acting with Dustin Hoffman (twice!) on film and stage, to running the school’s musical, bake sale, auction, charity events and more, Anne McIntosh Pejovich turns her parent coordinator job up to 11. Learn more.
Laura Lynch Geraghty
From a post-college travel agent stint to Booker T.'s assistant principal for eight years, Laura Lynch Geraghty traces her academic path. She also recalls her own middle school years on Long Island, from nerve-wracking chorus try-outs to class trip roller coasters! Learn more.
School Safety Agent
From working in a famous theater book store (while Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote In the Heights there) to keeping Booker T. students safe for 10 years, school safety agent Emery Dickerson has had quite a diverse career. And wait till you see him solve a Rubik’s Cube! Learn more.