Krishna Dalal Barroso, Principal

Krishna Dalal Barroso
Krishna Dalal Barroso
Principal
Avon Avenue Elementary School

Krishna Barroso attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Upon graduating, she joined Teach for America with the single goal of making an impact. In 2006, Ms. Barroso launched her educational career at Burnet Street School as a teacher. She witnessed children growing on a daily basis and the direct impact that had on their confidence, effort, and efficacy was incredible. After her two year commitment to Teach for America ended in 2008, Ms. Barroso planned on attending graduate school to become a School Psychologist; however, her passion for the classroom grew and she was inspired to continue in her path as an educator. In 2011, she transferred to Avon Avenue School where she taught and served in different roles such as grade level leader and hiring coordinator. She earned her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Urban Education in 2012 from Rutgers University. During the 2013-2014 school year, Ms. Barroso was presented with the Governor’s Teacher Award. In 2014, she became the Vice Principal of Avon Avenue School and has served in that role for the last 8 years. Ms. Barroso was recognized as an NJDOE Exemplary Educator in 2022. Serving in Newark for the last 16 years has been one of Ms. Barroso’s greatest and humblest honors.

Ms. Barroso believes that education can change the trajectory of a child’s life and that a strong school can be the catalyst for improving a community from within. Our charge as educators is not simply to teach; it is to ensure that our children learn and progress so they can achieve with their peers nationally and globally to solve problems in innovative, environmentally-friendly, and equitable ways that ultimately make a positive impact on their community and the world. It is to ensure that our children develop their own identity and voice so they can think critically and fight for justice. Ms. Barroso will work relentlessly to ensure that all students at Avon Avenue School excel so they can be instrumental in this change.