Nicholas Mazzarella has been principal of the Brooklyn College Academy since 2005. Mazzarella secured a $300,000 grant from The Middle College National Consortium, sponsored by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to fund the redesign Brooklyn College Academy into an Early College High School. His first school was Park East High School in East Harlem, New York. Nick sits on the Executive Board of the Middle College National Consortium and he is the Past President of the New York City High School Principals Association where he also is a member of the Executive Board. Mazzarella earned his BS and MS from Long Island University and his MS in Educational Leadership from Pace University.