NYSSBA statement on new education commissioner
We congratulate MaryEllen Elia on her appointment as education commissioner.
New York's public schools need a leader who can reconcile opposing views among stakeholders over controversial issues, navigate the political complexities of the legislative process, and work with the Board of Regents to forge cogent policies that will make New York's education system student-focused.
We are encouraged by the academic gains Ms. Elia helped bring about in Florida's Hillsborough County school system during her tenure as a teacher and administrator. We look forward to working with her.