As we embark on our one hundred fifth year, The New York Academy of Public Education continues to advance its efforts and values in urban education. The results of our efforts can be attributed to leaders who have committed and dedicated their expertise to the Academy’s purpose. One such leader is President Emeritus Louis Pavone.
Louis Pavone graduated from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., received a Master of Science degree with distinction in Education from Mercy College and a Master of Science Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Baruch College. He has been the Principal at Public School 78Q, a Pre-K through 8th grade school in Long Island City, Queens since 2006. His professional experience includes teaching Math and Social Studies at the Elementary and Middle School levels. Prior to his present principalship he was an Assistant Principal at both the Elementary and Middle school levels.
He firmly believes that the mission of PS/IS 78Q is to discover and further students’ individual talents. He has partnered with many arts organizations to provide these opportunities for our children. The school that he leads plays a very important role in the life of the LIC Community. The school’s reputation and the NYC Report Card scores make Long Island City a community that parents want to live in and stay to raise their children. Mr. Pavone’s commitment to a rigorous instructional program ensures that all students have the opportunity to succeed.
Through his leadership, the school is the center for the community and the reason that Long Island City has become so desirable a neighborhood.
He is a member of many professional organizations such as the New York City Elementary School Principals Association, Catholic Teachers Association, and Emerald Society.
His citywide leadership includes membership of the Board of Directors and Past President of the New York Academy of Public Education. He has been the citywide representative for Elementary School Principals on the Council of Supervisors and Administrators and represents NYC in meetings with the School Administrators Association of the State of NY (SAANYS) in Albany as a member of the Government Relations Committee through the CSA.
Mr. Pavone has been the recipient of many honors.
He believes in strong after school programs for children and he has received the After School Hero Award from the Cheering for Children Foundation for his work in after-school programs.
Mr. Pavone believes in strong partnerships and understands how valuable a great teacher is. For his work with the UFT he has received the U.F.T. Partnership Award for creating a quality educational climate at PS/IS 78Q.
Mr. Pavone was honored by former Mayor Bloomberg and his school received the Excellence in Service Award from Mayor Bloomberg for service to its community.
In June of 2013 Mr. Pavone was awarded a fellowship in the Cahn Fellows Program for distinguished principals from Teachers College, Columbia University.
In June of 2015 Mr. Pavone was presented with a Proclamation from the Majority Leader of the Council of the City of New York.
He has always believed that we succeed because others have given us their time and knowledge to help us, especially one’s family.
Mr. Pavone has said that, “only by acknowledging the success and sacrifice made by those who came before us can we truly succeed.”
The Academy applauds the invaluable contributions to education of President Emeritus Louis Pavone.