8th Grade

Ms. Kristin Devine, 8th Gr. Assistant Principal


Ms. Devine Assistant Principal

Dear Eighth Grade Families and Students, 

I would like to welcome you back to Irwin Altman Middle School 172 for the 2022-2023 academic year.  It has been a pleasure working with you for the past year plus as we transitioned back to a more “normal” school environment.  For those of you who will be meeting me for the first time, I recently came to M.S. 172 from I.S. 93 Ridgewood in District 24.  During my time at I.S. 93 I was a science teacher and a math teacher.  In addition to my work at I.S. 93, I have also been a staff developer on a NYCDOE Title I STEM Grant, and a middle school science specialist at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center.  I am also the mother of three children.  My daughter is starting eighth grade, my son is starting fourth grade, and my youngest son is starting second grade.  

I am very excited for this upcoming school year.  We will have so many senior activities to look forward to in this final year of middle school.  I look forward to seeing the Class of 2023 “show what they know” and become role models for the 6th and 7th graders in our building.  You have come such a long way since starting middle school and have overcome many challenges. I, along with the 8th grade team and support staff, will continue to support your academic and social-emotional needs as they arise this year.  Let’s have a fun and productive year that we will be proud of. 


Ms. Devine