Bennison “BB” Ntsakey, MEd, is the director of academics at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools. Previously, he served as school director at Brooklyn LAB and the principal of Community Charter School of Paterson. He was an instructional leader at Uncommon Schools, a charter school management nonprofit, and served as the school director and manager of teacher leadership for Teach for America. BB began his career in education as a teacher, and then became lead teacher, for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He holds a master’s degree in public school building leadership and organization from Columbia University Teachers College; a master’s degree in education and social change from the University of Miami Graduate School of Education; and a bachelor’s degree in English, philosophy, and African American studies from Syracuse University.