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I meant to sign my name to the comments submitted 6/28/13 asking the Candidate to clarify what she meant by "speaking to parents." SusanSh is Susan Shiroma, a parent who serves on CEC 26 in northeast Queens. Helen Marshall picked a parent who speaks to parents and speaks up in defense of public schools in Queens. Candidates for Borough President should look to Dmytro Fedkowskyj for advice on public schools and parent engagement. He has served this borough well. Jun 28, 2013
If the reporter got this quote right, I think Melinda Katz needs to articulate what she means by "My appointment (to the Panel on Educational Policy) will speak to parents." I was confused by this comment.
Dmytro Fedkowskyj is Helen Marshall's parent appointee to the PEP panel. He speaks to parents all the time AND more importantly, has a terrific track record of speaking up for the parents, children, teachers and schools of Queens.
Dmytro is a community advocate first selected by the Parents of School District 24 to serve on the Community District Education Council (CDEC) in July 2004 and he also serves on Community Board 5. With Helen Marshall's office he established the Queens Task Force on Parental Involvement and holds regular meetings at Boro Hall to bring parent leaders and the community together to talk with government people about education issues.
I have witnessed Dmytro in action at numerous NYC DOE meetings, including the PEP meetings over the past few years. As a Queens parent leader, I can state that Dmytro speaks to us and he speaks up for Queens. Dmytro listens to all sides before he makes a decision. The man is gracious, smart, quick, well-spoken and knows his education policy. He's a good listener and knows how to get things done. He has a working person's perspective on what it means to be involved in public education in Queens. I'm proud to have him representing the borough of Queens to the folks at Tweed and in the Mayor's office.
Perhaps, the candidates for Borough President should look more closely at what Dmytro has done for all of us in Queens.
[huh]Jun 28, 2013