Vivian Bueno currently the Principal at PS 73 in the Bronx. Ms. Bueno has been an innovative agent for change on behalf of Emergent Bilingual students in New York City public schools during her extensive career as a New York City educator. Prior to joining the PS 73 school community, she served as an Assistant Principal of Curriculum Instruction at PS/MS 218X, the Rafael Hernandez Dual Language School in the Bronx, District 9.
In that role, she designed and implemented a K-8 dual language school. Under her leadership as a bilingual leader, PS/MS 218 was recognized as a successful, educationally progressive dual language school committed to quality education for emergent bilinguals. This work has led her to present at National Conferences (NABE, NYSABE, MABE, TESOL, NYDOE, Fordham University, Bank Street College, NYU) on best practices for dual language programs.
Ms. Bueno was a Bilingual Instructional Coach for six years in NYCDOE District 10 under the leadership of former Superintendent Irma Zardoya. She began her career as a bilingual teacher and taught for seven years. Her integrity and work ethic are paramount to her passion and dedication to advocate for high quality and rigorous instruction in two languages.