Brian Annello was a Mathematics teacher at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74 in Bayside, Queens for eight years. He then served as an Assistant Principal at Middle School 74 for five years. As an Assistant Principal, Brian supervised the Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education, and Health departments at the school. He graduated from Saint John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. He was also licensed in Mathematics grades 7-12 upon graduation from St. John’s. Then, Brian earned a Master of Science in Mathematics: Secondary Education. He later became licensed both as a School Building Leader and School District Leader through his studies at Long Island University on the CW Post Campus. Brian was the coach of the Math team at Middle School 74 for 11 years as well. The Math team he coached finished in third in New York State at the State Mathcounts competition in both 2008 and 2009.
Brian’s experiences as a Math teacher and Math Team coach shaped his view that engaging and challenging students leads them on paths to developing loves for learning. He believes communication and collaboration among all members of the school community lead to success and a supportive learning environment for all students. Brian is the proud father of a daughter named Emma, and his wife, Laura, is a Special Education teacher. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching and playing sports in his spare time.
Assistant Principal Choit
Mrs. Choit is the 6th Grade Assistant Principal and has served in this position for the past ten years. Previously, she worked as a Spanish teacher at MS 67. As an assistant principal, she supervises the Social Studies, Foreign Language, English as a New Language, and Special Education departments. She is the advisor for the Student Organization and Sixth Grade Council; a position she takes great pride in.
Assistant Principal Rizzo
Mr. Anthony Rizzo has been working in the field of education with the NYC Department of Education for 12 years in the capacity as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal at multiple schools in Districts 24 and 26. Most recently, he has been working in the position of assistant principal at Middle School 67 for four years. He supervises the ELA and Arts departments and is in charge of grade 6. He attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn and St. John’s University. He also has a wife who is a NYC DOE teacher and one daughter.
Assistant Principal Lampoutis
Mr. Lampoutis joined the MS 67 community as a Science teacher on September 2008. During his tenure as a teacher, Mr. Lampoutis worked as department coach, teacher mentor and lab coordinator. His proudest achievement was working with the Science Olympiad team, when they were awarded first place in the city and advanced to the New York State finals. Since May, 2014 Mr. Lampoutis has served as the 8th grade Assistant Principal and currently supervises the science and physical education department. He is currently working on a STEM District 26 collaboration initiative with the goals to align District 26 schools to the NYC DOE STEM Framework, enhance school partnerships, and create a pathway to success for our students.