Maxwell Waterman


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. My first language was English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I wish I could find more Caribbean restaurants, particularly restaurants that serve Bajan cuisine (my family is from Barbados).

Where did you go to college?

I first went to Hunter College, and then transferred, and graduated, from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus.

What was your favorite book in middle school?

I did not have a favorite book, but I loved all books centered on African-American history and achievement.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

I get to help students find a "deeper love" by teaching them practices to prioritize their mental and emotional wellness - when our students feel well, they do well!

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I love spending quality time with myself, and my family. 

What is your favorite quote?

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver