Reimagine Education Advisory Council

New York's Reimagine Education Advisory Council—made up of educators, students, parents and education leaders— will help districts reimagine schools as they prepare to reopen while protecting health and safety, how virtual learning can bridge the gap, and supplement face to face education when schools reopen.

The Council - chaired by SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras - will be comprised of lower and higher education leaders from across the state. The list of members is available below:

Kaweeda Adams
Superintendent, Albany City School District

Jaime Alicea 
Superintendent, Syracuse City School District

Jody Gottfried Arnhold 
Founder, Dance Educator Laboratory (DEL) 92Y

Melodie Baker 
Director of Education, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Kyle Belokopitsky
Executive Director, New York State PTA

Meg Benke
Provost, SUNY Empire State College

Jackie Burbridge
Parent, Suffolk County

Katie Campos
Partner, Strategic Collective

Anthony Collins
President, Clarkson University

Stephanie Conklin
Master Teacher, South Colonie Central School District

George Dermody
CEO, The Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference

Karol Mason
President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Austin Ostro
President, SUNY Student Assembly

Martin Palermo
Master Teacher, William Floyd School District

Roger Ramsammy
President, Hudson Valley Community College

Seema Rivera
President, Guilderland Central School District School Board

Shannon Tahoe
Interim Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Dennis Walcott
Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers