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News & Press

Melisha Jackman and Caliz Diaz on the set of Open with Dr. Bob LeeDec 2023 | Open with Dr. Bob Lee features BKS Board Member, Caliz Diaz, and Executive Director, Mel Jackman as they discuss BKS’ creative curriculum rooted in STEAM learning, our Music & Movement Program, our Fran Bernstein Sensory Gym, and the 2023 Yuletide Ball.

Entrepreneurial WorkshopNov 2023 | BK Reader features BKS parent, Nandy del Castillo, and Executive Director, Mel Jackman, to discuss the innovative BKS Parent Workshop series: From Employee to Entrepreneur: Starting Your Own Business.

Image of Melisha Jackman speaking with Bob Lee on OpenMarch 2023 | Open with Dr. Bob Lee features BKS Board Member, Caliz Diaz, and Executive Director, Mel Jackman, to discuss the work BKS does to support our littlest learners.

NY1's Inside City Hall December 2022Dec 2022 | NY1’s Inside City Hall interviews BKS Executive Director, Mel Jackman, on the Yuletide Ball, the Sensory Gym, and early childhood education WATCH

Oct 2022 | Brooklyn Paper & BK Reader commemorate the BKS launch of the ground-breaking Fran Bernstein Sensory Gym

News 12 March 2022 March 2022 | News 12 The Bronx features Executive Director, Mel Jackman, to discuss high quality education in underserved communities and dismantling stereotypes WATCH

Dec 2021 | 101st Yuletide Ball Highlights

Sept 2021 | City & State New York interviews Mel Jackman as BKS welcomes students back to school after weathering the pandemic

Power of Two August 2021Aug 2021 | Power of Two’s Executive Director, Erasma Beras-Monticciolo, and Mel Jackman discuss early childhood education, Mel’s trajectory and inspirations, and more WATCH

Jan 2021 | Brooklyn Eagle commemorates the Yuletide Ball at 100 years

Sept 2020 | Brooklyn Eagle features BKS’ appointment of Mel Jackman

PRESS RELEASE | BKS appoints Melisha Jackman as Executive Director

Explore more news & press in our archive, featuring selected Newsletters, Annual Reports, Yuletide Journals, and press before 2020.