Alice Hom, Principal

Alice Hom was born and raised in the Bronx and is a product of the New York City public schools.  She holds degrees from Barnard College (B.A., Psychology), Teachers College at Columbia University (M.A., Special Education), and Pace University (M.S., Supervising and Administration).

A teacher and then math staff developer for almost 18 years at P.S. 6, Alice went on to become an assistant principal for two years at MS 131 in Chinatown and then principal at PS 124 in 2002.  As principal at Yung Wing Elementary PS 124 with a population of almost 920 students from Pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, she has boosted test scores in reading and math.  Almost 87% of the students are reading at or above grade level and nearly 96% are performing at or above grade level in mathematics.  During the last three school years, the school has received Well-Developed ratings in the Quality Reviews as well as A’s in the Progress Reports under her leadership. 

In 2007, she was a recipient of the Time Warner Principals of Excellence Award as well as the Pace University Phi Delta Kappa International Award for Principal of the Year.  During the school year 2009-10, she was a Fellow with the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished NYC Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University.  As an instructional leader, Alice provides her staff with many professional development opportunities to strengthen and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning.  With her guidance and support, teachers from the school have graduated from the Aspiring Leaders Program and moved on to various leadership roles. 

In addition, Alice is continually reaching out to the community at large (i.e., New York Cares, HBO, Junior Achievement, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Learning Leaders) in order to provide enriching educational experiences for her school’s learning community.  Her collaboration with community based organizations such as Chinese American Planning Council, Chinatown Daycare Center, Lighthouse, Chinese Cultural Programs and Eternity I has provided many students with afterschool care.  In addition, she strongly supports her students who participate in Chess in the School tournaments, Junior Theatre Festivals as well as the Saturday AAYC Basketball Clinic held at PS 124.