"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."

Antonia Abram Smith

Member of 15th St. Meeting
Antonia Smith is a special education teacher and advocate living with her husband and son in Brooklyn, NY. She is a first grade ASD Nest special education teacher at the New York City Department of Education and an Early Intervention Therapist. Prior to classroom teaching, Antonia worked at several New York community-based organizations including Greenwich House and Children’s Aid. She served for five years as the Managing Director of Stoked Mentoring, Inc. (STOKED), a sports and education nonprofit that works to close the opportunity gap for underserved young people in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. While at STOKED, Antonia served as a Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa through the International Sports Programming Initiative, a sports diplomacy program using sport to promote leadership skills, tolerance and respect for diversity. For several years, she ran a mentoring program for court-involved and formerly incarcerated youth in Brooklyn. Antonia has taught college and graduate students at Guttman Community College and the College of Staten Island. She earned a BA from the University of Chicago, an MS.Ed from Touro College, and a PhD from Teachers College Columbia University. A member of 15th Street Monthly Meeting, Antonia is committed to a life of service to others.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.