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Brooklyn Representative. April Chapman has worked in the philanthropic and non-profit sector for more than 20 years.
Queens Representative. A graduate of Bates College and Harvard University, Deborah has extensive work experience in education-related fields having worked in publishing and toy marketing in New York City for many years.
Gary has fifteen years experience in education, youth development and test preparation. He currently serves as the Program Director for College Summit, a national non-profit that connects high schools to college and career.
Bronx Representative. Ms. Chacon is a parent of three public school students and a parent association president and School Leadership member at P.S. 277.
Isaac Carmignani is a New York City native, a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, and a Queens resident for the past 25 years.
José Davila is the Associate Regional Director of State Affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety. He’s been an advocate for public education, immigrant rights and many progressive movements for over two decades.
Policy Chair. Lori is a New York City public school parent and former teacher who has been a vocal advocate for students with special needs and their families. She currently works as manager of disability and education policy at INCLUDEnyc.
Manhattan Representative. Michael is currently PTA President of Art and Design High School. Michael has also served as a Manhattan Representative on the Citywide Council on High Schools.
Mayoral Appointee. Natalie Green Giles is an independent consultant and writer.
Staten Island Representative. Peter J. Calandrella serves as the Staten Island representative on the Panel for Educational Policy. Mr. Calandrella is a married father of four children who all attend New York City Public Schools.
Shannon R. Waite Shannon R. Waite, Ed.D. is the proud parent of a Kindergartner at P.S. 185-The Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School located in District 3 in Harlem. Dr. Waite began her
Dr. Waite began her career in education as a NYC Teaching Fellow in 2003. She was a Social Studies Teacher and Lead Dean at the High School for Arts and Technology on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus.