Hetal's Bio


Hetal Patel,
 Instructional Lead
Brooklyn North Schools
Telephone: (718) 935-5661
Email Hetal: hpatel@schools.nyc.gov

Hetal joined the BNFSC team as an Instructional Lead with a specialty in elementary school mathematics. Before joining Brooklyn North, she worked as an Assistant Principal of a PK-5 elementary school and was a math coach for 11 years. As a math coach, she developed a passion for understanding student thinking and promoting student discourse. She just completed her M.S. in School Administration from Baruch College (CUNY) and has an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Michigan. Hetal started her career in education as a 4th grade teacher in Michigan prior to moving to New York City. Hetal is particularly interested in the Japanese Lesson Study model for professional learning and is learning more about Carol Dweck and Jo Boaler’s work around growth mindset.