TSTT began in the Kingston City School District during the 2017-2018 school year when 15 students at Kingston High School began exploring career pathways in the field of education. After a pandemic-induced hiatus, TSTT returned to KHS in January of 2022 with renewed energy and vision, and in just 3 months, participation increased to 51 enthusiastic students taking part in our full-circle educator preparation model.   TSTT most recently expanded into M. Clifford Middle School and J. Watson Bailey Middle School in the fall of 2022 with the implementation of the Student Leadership Movement (SLM).  SLM is designed to not only help 8th graders achieve their leadership potential, but also prepares them to become active TSTT members once they enter KHS.

Participating Schools

Kingston High School –
Clifford Middle School –
J. Watson Bailey Middle School –

Our Partners and Friends

  • TOPS Tutoring Program at JFK Elementary and GW Elementary
  • DRAW Program at YMCA
  • YMCA Farm Project
  • The Everette Hodge Community Center
  • Wild Earth
  • African Roots Center Library
  • KHS Internship and Career Center
  • Kingston Parks and Rec Department
  • Read and Write Program of Kingston

Daniela Pacher
Regional Program Manager
403 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone – (845)- 943 – 3842