“We make sure that every person in this building is treated as family, with respect and kindness and love,” said Hoder, 53.
“We take public education personally,” she noted. “It is tailored to you, your needs and your strengths.”
The school, which has about 700 students, in pre-K through grade 5, has been achieving amazing results, she said, scoring an “A” numerous times on the Department of Education’s progress reports. It was alsoidentified as a Reward School twice in a row by the state Education Department.
“We are the best kept secret in Queens,” Hoder said.