Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
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Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
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Phone: (518) 475-6425
Fax: (518) 475-6427
Jennifer Chatain, Principal
Timitra Rose, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Chatain is new Myers principal
Chatain is the new principal at Stephen and Harriet
Myers Middle School, her appointment approved Oct. 5 by
the City School District of Albany Board of Education.
Chatain began her tenure at
Myers on Oct. 6. She replaces Michael Panetta, who the
board has appointed as an assistant director of pupil
A veteran educational leader,
Chatain has spent the majority of her 22-year career in
Albany, Schenectady and Troy, in the classroom and in
administrative leadership positions in public, parochial
and charter schools.
After beginning as a building
substitute at Albany School of Humanities (ASH), she was
an elementary teacher in Troy for 3½ years. She then
served for five years as an elementary and middle-school
teacher, and as a middle-school assistant principal, at
two Albany charter schools – New Covenant and Albany
Prep. She then took over as the principal of the St.
Kateri Parish School in Schenectady and served in that
role from 2009-14.
She led the Schenectady City
School District’s Central Park School, serving students
from kindergarten through grade 8, for two years before
working for the 2016-17 school year as director of
school improvement for Questar III BOCES (Rensselaer,
Columbia and Greene counties).
Please join us in welcoming her
to Myers and the City School District of Albany.
About Myers Middle School
The school is named after abolitionists
Stephen and Harriet Myers, who lived in Albany from the
1830s through the 1850s. The Myerses played an important
role in helping hundreds of African-Americans gain
freedom in the Albany area via the Underground Railroad.
Click here to learn more.
Constructed in 2005 through the City
School District of Albany’s facilities project, Myers
Middle School is a modern three-story, 140,000-square
foot facility. The school contains 24 general-education
classrooms, six special-education classrooms, six
science rooms with prep space, cutting-edge technology
classrooms, modern family and consumer science
classrooms, two art classrooms with kiln and storage and
music, choral and band room.
School day begins:
School day ends:
and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending
on the program.
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 --
Parent Teacher Conference Day, no school
- Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24
-- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
- Wednesday, Nov. 29 --
Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 4 --
Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 5 --
Special education parent workshop, Harriet
Gibbons Student Services Center, 75 Watervliet
Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 18 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 25-Monday, Jan. 1
-- Holiday Recess, no school
2017-18 news and
Modified winter sports practice schedules
Nov. 13-17: Practice started Monday, Nov.
13 for modified winter sports (grades 7-8).
Please visit our Athletics section for schedules
during the first week of practice.
Welcome to the new school year!
Absence from school
If your child is
absent from school for any reason, call the school at
(518) 475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written
excuse when your child returns to school.
Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools
School District of Albany uses a
feeder enrollment model for students at
Myers Middle School,
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle of Excellence and
William S. Hackett Middle School.
graduating from the following elementary schools attend Myers
School of Humanities (ASH)
Memorial Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
Hills Elementary School