Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
(click here for directions)
Panetta, Interim Principal
John C. Powell,
Timitra Rose, Assistant Principal
About Myers Middle School
The school is named after abolitionists
Stephen and Harriet Myers, who lived in Albany from the
1830s through the 1850s. The Myerses played an important
role in helping hundreds of African-Americans gain
freedom in the Albany area via the Underground Railroad.
Click here to learn more.
Constructed in 2005 through the City
School District of Albany’s facilities project, Myers
Middle School is a modern three-story, 140,000-square
foot facility. The school contains 24 general-education
classrooms, six special-education classrooms, six
science rooms with prep space, cutting-edge technology
classrooms, modern family and consumer science
classrooms, two art classrooms with kiln and storage and
music, choral and band room.
New assistant principal joins
John C. Powell, an experienced administrator and
teacher, is a new assistant principal at Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School.
Powell spent the last 16 years in the Stillwater Central
School District. He began his career there as an
elementary school teacher in 2002 and five years later
became an assistant principal, serving in the district's
elementary, middle and high schools. He served as
principal at Stillwater Elementary School until
recently. While a principal, his building and the
district in general saw impressive gains in student
performance on state exams that measure proficiency in
English and math skills. Before his work in Stillwater,
he taught special education in South Glens Falls and at
the Wildwood School in Latham.
He is certified as a school building leader, a special
education teacher and an elementary teacher. His first
day at Myers was Nov. 28.
New bus service for Myers in 2016-17
The City School District of Albany has replaced Durham yellow-bus
service with CDTA busing for students at Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School. Starting on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 6,
CDTA will provide eligible Myers students – those who live 1.5 miles or
more from school – with the same bus service that other district middle-
and high-school students use.
CDTA will pick up and drop off eligible Myers students
designated bus stops. These buses will be designated
for Myers students only (CDTA buses designated for
specific schools are called “tripper” buses). Also, CDTA
tripper buses will drop off and pick up students right
in front of school as Durham did in the past.
The district is implementing this
change at Myers to provide an improved level of
The change also will provide equitable bus
service for all eligible secondary students
click here for more information. You
also can contact Transportation Director Denise Towne at
475-6170 or Myers Interim Principal Micahel Panetta at
School day begins:
School day ends:
and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending
on the program.
Monday, Jan. 16 -- Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, no school
Monday, Jan. 23 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 30
-- Superintendent's Conference Day, no
school for students
Thursday, Feb. 16
- Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Black History Celebration, 7
20-Friday, Feb. 24 -- Winter Recess,
News and information
Myers teachers stand out among regional
peers -- Two teachers at Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School have been recognized for
excellence among their peers in the Capital Region.
Please visit our District News section to read
about the recognition for special-education teacher
Cindy Clo and technology teacher Melissa Hirt.
prevail at city contest --
writers recently paid off for four Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School seventh-graders.
Boubacar Barrie, Nyheem Johnson, Sean Mitchell and
Liv Nevo were among five winners whose essays were
chosen from among 147 submitted in a recent Albany
Police Department essay contest. (MORE)
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Albany's Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is
absent from school for any reason, call the school at
475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written
excuse when your child returns to school.
Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools
School District of Albany uses a
feeder enrollment model for students at
William S. Hackett Middle School
and Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the
elementary program at
Academy continue on in that school's
middle-level program, which serves about 150
students in grades 6-8. For the 2016-17 school year,
West Hill Middle School will serve students in
grades 7-8 who attended the school in in grades 6-7 in
graduating from the following elementary schools attend Myers
School of Humanities (ASH)
Memorial Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
Hills Elementary School
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more