President’s Message

Letter from the President of the New York Academy of Public Education:

As my tenure as President comes to an end, I want to thank all the past presidents for the work they have done. I would like to thank our President-elect, Ms. Giovanna Delucchi; Executive Director, Mr. Robert Ciulla; Recording Secretary, Adrienne Ubertini; Historians, Carol Russo and Philip A. Composto, Ed.D.; and Parliamentarian, John C. Jangl, Ed.D., as well as all the directors for their support and contributions to our organization.

I would also like to extend a special thanks to our speakers who have served us over the last two years: Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, President of St. John’s University; Ramon F. Garcia, Assistant Commissioner, School Safety, N.Y.P.D; Ernest Logan, President of Council of Supervisors and Administration; Michael Sampson, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, St. John’s University; Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, President of Long Island University.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2018 we will be having our Medalist Dinner at the Princeton Club. This year’s Medalist is Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor of the Board of Regents. The New York Academy Medalist Award is the highest award bestowed by the Academy on an individual who has demonstrated beneficial impact and commitment to improving our public education system. The award was established in 1935 by the Academy and continued by its Board of Directors. The Academy is a respected association and our dinners have been a gathering place for the exchange of ideas among educators since 1912.

The New York Academy of Education would like to welcome Richard A. Carranza as the Chancellor of the largest school system in the nation. He is responsible for overseeing the education of 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. Congratulations Mr. Carranza we stand behind you together as we lead the next generations of students in their future.

I would like to congratulate the Executive Board members in their new position- President, Giovanna Delucchi, Ph.D.; President-Elect, Anthony Cavanna, Ed.D; Executive Director, Michael Troy; and Treasurer, Susan Barnes.

Also, I would like to welcome Catalina Castillo, Ed.D., David Bloomfield, J.D.; M.P.A., Gina Mautschke-Mitchell and Emmanuel Polanco to the Board of Directors.

Please continue to visit our website at for our upcoming events and additional resources.

I wish you all a happy and healthy summer.

Marisa Bolognino
President New York Academy of Public Education

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