Principal's Message

Principals Message

Dear PS165K Families,

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Principal. I have had a life-long passion for working with children and feel very grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role. I have served as Principal of PS 165K for seven years. At PS 165 it is our mission to provide Excellence and Equity: Every Student! Every Classroom! Every Day!

I am a firm believer that is takes a village to raise a child and we are truly a village with teachers, parents, and other community members working together to provide what is best for every child here at PS 165K. As educators, we have been given the opportunity of not just teaching our children but also to make a positive impact in their lives. I believe in teaching the whole child. This means it is our responsibility to teach and to meet the needs of every child instructionally, socially, and emotionally.

As your principal, I promise to keep students at the forefront of every decision we make as a school. We will strive to teach and provide students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to have a successful future. We will encourage and teach curiosity, problem-solving, and instill a life-long love of learning. We will teach having a growth mindset and GRIT so all students will learn to face challenges with confidence and perseverance. And most of all, every child will be loved.

PS 165K students will uphold the mantra of Brownsville: NEVER RAN!!!! NEVER WILL!!!!!



Jason Rivers.