“Through this committee I will bring the voice of my constituents forward and will only further work to ensure that public and non-public schools have an ally,” Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato said.
By Forum Staff
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) has been appointed to the Assembly Committee on Education, the pol announced Monday.
Pheffer Amato is a mother of two public school graduates and served as the Parent Association president at her children’s school. In addition, the assemblywoman worked for the City Board of Education as a paraprofessional for several years.
Pheffer Amato noted that last year she successfully negotiated funding to non-public schools that granted a historic $58 million for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.
“I’m honored by this appointment and graciously thank the Speaker. Through this committee I will bring the voice of my constituents forward and will only further work to ensure that public and non-public schools have an ally. I will stand up for our schools, public and non-public, and work to create the best educational opportunities for the children of our State,” said Pheffer Amato.
“Our Catholic School Superintendents congratulate Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato on being appointed to the Assembly Education Committee. Having a record of commitment and support to all families of school-age children, regardless of where they go to schools, her work on the committee will no doubt benefit the schools and families of southern Queens, and indeed across the state,” said James Cultrara, executive secretary, NYS Council of Catholic School Superintendents.
Rabbi Yeruchim Silber of Agudath Israel added, “Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato has proven to be one of the best friends of the Yeshiva community in Albany. We are confident she will be a powerful voice on the Education Committee advocating for all students including yeshiva students.”