Patrick Dorfer
Assistant Principal
Patrick Dorfer joined the Passages Team in 2011 as a social studies teacher at Crossroads Juvenile Center. In 2012, he moved to Belmont after the site opened due Mayor Bloomberg's Close to Home legislation, and has remained there every since. He has held a variety of roles at Passages including teacher, programmer, and now assistant principal. Mr. Dorfer's main office is at Belmont he but also supervises South Ozone Park and Carroll St. Currently, Mr. Dorfer's daily goal is to ensure that students are provided opportunities to succeed in school and earn credits and applicable career related work experience to set them on a future path of success.
Bronx Hope
Brendan Daly
Assistant Principal

Brendan Daly first came to Passages in 2005 as a classroom teacher. After serving as Program Chairperson and completing a Masters in Administration at Lehman College, he moved up into the Passages administration. He currently serves as an Assistant Principal in Passages North, supervising the Bronx Hope NSP/NSD site as well as the Ryer Avenue and Dobbs Ferry LSP sites. He also supports the testing and promotions processes, as well as Academic Policy & Compliance issues
Carolyn Rudder
Assistant Principal

Ms. Rudder has 29 years in the field of education. Her career began in 1994, as a teacher's assistant, at the Finest Care Early Childhood Education Center as she pursued her love of teaching at Medgar Evers College school of education. Upon completion of her B.A. in Elementary Education, her long-standing career with NYCDOE began at an elementary school in Queens. During this period, she continued to strive for excellence by enrolling at Brooklyn College to earn a M.S. Political Science and Public Administration. She then went to Touro College and earned a M.S. in School/District Supervision and Administration.
In pursuit of working with an older population she transitioned into NYC school District 79, Alternative Schools and Programs. At Pathways to Graduation (P2G) Brooklyn and Jamaica Learning Center she taught English as a New Language (ENL), and Literacy. She fostered students' development of academic skills needed earn their High School Equivalency and successfully transition into higher education and career readiness programs. In 2015, Rudder joined Passages Academy, where she is currently the Assistant Principal at Crossroads Juvenile Center. She has experience working in secure & non-secure detention, as well as limited secure placement.  Her instructional strengths are curriculum and instruction. Her Educational philosophy: is Educating the whole child while fostering character development and decision-making skills through guidance and mentorship to future productive pathways.
Allison Trevaskis
Assistant Principal
Ms. Trevaskis approaches her role with the intention of being a strategic advocate for student centered education; based upon individual student strengths. She believes that each student at Passages Academy has a fresh chance to be successful in the academic forum.  In order to help each student achieve maximum potential, she works daily to lead a team which mindfully collaborates, reflects and adapts to support students in their academic and SEL goals. Ms. Trevaskis joined Passages Academy in 2008 and has worked in multiple Secure and Non-Secure settings.  In 2020, she was a Big Apple Teacher of the Year Finalist.  Her role as a teacher leader through several legislative changes such as Close to Home and Raise the Age have positioned her to lead the team at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center with insight, experience, and aplomb. 
Allison Trevaskis earned a Bachelors of Science degree from SUNY New Paltz, a Master of Arts from Adelphi University, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from The College of Saint Rose.
Transition Services
Chrystal Wright
Assistant Principal
As a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, Pace University, and The College of Saint Rose, Stewart-Wright has nearly 20 years in the field of education with teaching experience on the elementary, middle school and high school levels in both suburban and urban school districts. In 2005, Stewart-Wright joined Passages Academy, as a Special Education/ELA teacher at various secure, limited-secure, and non-secure settings.  She has been a mentor to new teachers, an ELA Curriculum Developer, and Special Education Liaison to District 79.  Stewart-Wright is currently the Assistant Principal of Transition who oversees the counseling staff and the transition process of all the students at Passages Academy back into the community.