Paula Pryce-Bremmer

Local: UFT
Paula Pryce-Bremmer - COVID-19 Memorial
Paula Pryce-Bremmer, School Counselor from UFT
* School counselor
* Careers in Sports HS, the Bronx


Paula Pryce-Bremmer was a beloved colleague, described by coworkers as the “heartbeat” of Careers in Sports HS. She started her career as an elementary school teacher before becoming a high school creative writing teacher, then transitioned to school counselor in 2007, when she joined Careers in Sports HS. It was in this role she found her true passion.

Paula worked tirelessly to make sure students had a plan of action that would usher them successfully into the world after graduating from high school. Alumni visited in an unending stream because they loved her and credited her with getting them on the path to college or a career.

“Paula made everyone feel special and important, taking the time to catch up with students, alumni and colleagues,” said her coworker and friend Lonice Eversley. “She was connected to several hundred alumni on social media,” she said. The news of Paula’s passing sparked scores of moving tributes. Former students wanted to say “thank you” for nudging them (with love), but most of all, they wanted to show their appreciation for her belief in them, even when they didn’t believe in themselves.

She inspired some alumni to become school counselors. “This speaks to the enormous power that resided within her, yet she was one of the most gentle, kind and humble people who has ever walked the earth,” said Eversley.

“She served our South Bronx community every day with purpose and love,” said Chapter Leader Maria E. Colon. “Her legacy and impact will remain and her influence is invaluable.”

Paula was also known for her talent as a writer, her skill as a baker (her cinnamon rolls were described as heavenly) and her passion for genealogy, piecing together parts of her family’s history that had been mysteries.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degrees in counseling and in creative writing.

Paula deeply loved her family, the source of her strength and inspiration. Her husband Orane and children Kailyn, Zuri, Marley and Eden provided her with her greatest joy.

To express condolences and to contribute to her funeral fund, visit: https://bit.ly/2wEdprU
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