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M-J Mercanti-Anthony

Continuous Improvement Director

M-J Mercanti-Anthony is principal of Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy—a public school for grades 6-12 in the South Bronx. He previously served as director of continuous improvement for schools across the South Bronx and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University. Originally a public high school history teacher, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. 


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