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.