Erica Zigelman is the principal of Middle School 322 with the New York City Department of Education. In addition to her work as a principal, Erica Zigelman is a member of the Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education and the New York Academy of Public Education (NYAPE).
Founded in 1912, NYAPE is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the improvement of urban public and private education. Since its inception, NYAPE has expanded its efforts to provide resources for professionals in the education field.
In addition to a journal and newsletter, NYAPE maintains a list of resources intended to assist principals with their job responsibilities. The organization also posts grant opportunities and resources on its website. Additionally, NYAPE provides links to access school progress reports and professional development via the New York City Department of Education. These resources combine to assist in furthering the organization’s goal of increasing the quality of public education.