About Our School

Tara OBrien 


Ms. Leigh Betancourt

Assistant Principal

Ms. Lasheanma Santiago

 Assistant Principal 

*please visit our Meet Our Team page for an intro to our whole staff! 

Our Vision, Mission, Logo & Respect for ALL

Growing Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

At The Godwin Terrace School, our vision of Growing Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, is supported by our mission, to unite and ignite a love of learning and to create a joyful, equitable and culturally responsive learning environment which fosters the leadership skills and values necessary for the success of all members of our school community.

Our Logo

Our school logo is designed to serve as a symbol of our vision and mission at P.S. 207. Like an oak tree, our  tree signifies our emphasis on strength, knowledge, growth and creativity.  Our tree trunk and crown are depicted in the form of an adult and child intertwined, symbolizing the manner in which we work together to lift, shape and support our students.  The branches and leaves of our tree are a myriad of colorful handprints, signifying the individual knowledge and strengths of our students as they grow as leaders of today and tomorrow. 

Respect for ALL, ALWAYS

In keeping with our vision, mission and core values, at P.S. 207, RESPECT and KINDNESS are part of our R.O.C.K.S. values and is modeled and practiced each and every day.  We fully support and engage with the NYC DOE’s Respect For All commitment, creating a school environment which nurtures tolerance, equity, acceptance and respect of others, and acceptance and respect of oneself.  Help us celebrate Respect for ALL by participating in our ROCKS Equity and Respect Spirit Days each month! 

( visit our current events page for more specific dates and information)

Instructional Leadership Framework Instructional Focus & Priorities

Instructional Focus
If we utilize multiple forms of assessments on an ongoing basis to better understand the needs and progress of each learner, then we will be able to highlight specific areas of celebration and plan tiered next steps tailored for every student, and provide students with opportunities to showcase their learning through exhibitions of mastery to their teachers, peers, parents, and community. 

Strengthen Core Instruction: 

Coherence & Instructional Focus on MTSS

Using professional learning as the driver for ensuring rigorous and coherent MTSS practices across classrooms 

Know Every Student Well:  Strengthen MTSS 

Continue to develop a comprehensive MTSS plan focused on building student Attendance, Academic and Social Behaviors Academics to support all students

Strengthen Shared and Inclusive Curriculum : Strengthen Identity and Criticality

Continue to build our content-based, and culturally responsive, joyful, units of study, utilizing the Hallmarks of Advanced Literacy and incorporating the Historically Responsive Literacy  Model Framework with a focus on the pursuits of Identity and Criticality

Meet our mascots...

Our mascots, R.O.C.K.S. & S.T.A.R.

represent our  core leadership and behavioral beliefs. 

Students begin the day with our R.O.C.K.S.-S.T.A.R. pledge, put these values into practice throughout each day, and are positively rewarded each month for exemplifying these values at our monthly R.O.C.K.S.  S.T.A.R. assemblies and at the end of the year at our Moving Up and Graduation Ceremonies.  This year, each month, each class will choose one family per month to receive a certificate for exemplifying R.O.C.K.S.-S.T.A.R. values.  

Our R.O.C.K.S. Leadership Values

Our S.T.A.R. Leadership Values