John Starkey Named the New Principal of International High School


A native of Western New York, Mr. Starkey previously taught ESL and Bilingual Social Studies in various K-12 classes and worked for Mid-Hudson Migrant Education program. He received student teacher training at Queens International HS at LaGuardia Community College under the mentorship of HaroldBretstein.  While teaching History at LaGuardia, Mr. Starkey was a UFT and Personnel Committee chair and parent ESL teacher before transitioning to administration.
Mr. Starkey’s dedication to education is expressed through his love of being in the classroom, working with both students and parents, and helping bring school and community closer. His other passions are basketball and traveling. Mr. Starkey graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a BA in Spanishand holds an MA in TESOL from SUNY New Paltz. He shares his life with his wife and11 month old baby, Marisol.