Hey Yvette: they named a wing after you!

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Standing O pal and educator extraordinaire Yvette Aguirre never dreamed that someday a wing would be named in her honor. Her only dream was to see a new facility where the children in her beloved Sunset Park could go to school and get the best education around, with great teachers, reasonably sized clases, and small learning communities. In 1987, Yvette was appointed principal of PS 169, where the attendance was 2,000 children and counting. With the help of elected officials, parents and community leaders, Yvette began downsizing the classes, creating more space, and transforming PS 169 into a school she could be proud of. But all good things come to an end, and after 33 years in the city’s education system, she retired in 2005. “I miss the daily interactions with the kids, parents and faculty,” she told Standing O. And the kids, parents and faculty miss her. But now they don’t have to. Every day, whenever the kids, parents and faculty walk past the plaque bearing Yvette’s face that reads “Principal Emeritus Yvette Aguirre Wing” they will think of the educator that dreamed a dream that came true.

Public School 169 [4305 Seventh Ave. at 43rd Street in Sunset Park, (718) 853-3224]

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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