Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Elementary & Secondary Education
January 28, 2021
9:30 a.m.


Betty A. Rosa
Interim Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Betty A. Rosa #2
Interim Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Michael Mulgrew
President, United Federation of Teachers – UFT

Andrew Pallotta
President, New York State United Teachers – NYSUT

Jennifer Pyle
Executive Director, Conference of Big 5 School Districts

Jaime Alicea
Superintendent, Syracuse City School District

Will Keresztes
Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Lesli Myers-Small
Superintendent, Rochester City Schools

Edwin Quezada
Superintendent, Yonkers Public Schools

Dr. Bernadette Kappen
Co-Chair, 4201 Schools Association

Lindsay Miller
Executive Director, NY Association on Independent Living

Randi Levine
Policy Director, Advocates for Children of New York

Amber Decker
NYC Public School Parent, Special Support Service

Jasmine Gripper
Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education

Crystal McQueen-Taylor
Chief Advocacy Officer, StudentsFirstNY

Alli Lidie
Network Lead, NYS Community Schools Network

Robert Lowry
Deputy Director, NYS Council of School Superintendents

Mark Cannizzaro
President, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Cynthia E. Gallagher
Director of Government Relations, School Administrators Association of NYS

Brian C. Fessler
Director of Gov’t Relations, NYS School Boards Association

Brian S. Cechnicki
Executive Director, ASBO New York

Yomika Bennett
Executive Director, New York Charter School Association

Maria S. Cruz
Charter Parent, Charter Parent Counsel

James Merriman
CEO, NYC Charter School Center

Sabrina Skelton
Charter/DOE Charter, Charter Parent Council of New York State

Briana McNamee
Dir. Gov’t Relations and Advocacy, New York Library Association

Christopher Goeken
Executive Director, Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York

David F. Christopher
Executive Director, NY Association for Pupil Transportation

Fred Koelbel
Legislative Committee Co-Chair, NYS School Facilities Association

Corey Muirhead
President New York School Bus Contractors Association

David A. Little, Esq.
Executive Director, Rural Schools Association of NYS

David A. Little, Esq. #2
Chief Operating Officer-Reform Educational Finance Inequities Today

James Cultrara
Executive Secretary, NYS Council of Catholic School Superintendents

Marian Bott
Education Finance Specialist, New York State League of Women Voters

Karen Belanger Hudson Education Coalition
Administrator, Lower Hudson Education Coalition

Antonia Ferraro Martinelli
CEC15 Co-Vice President, Community Education Council District 15

Written Testimony
Dan White
Superintendent, BOCES Educational Consortium

Ian Kingsbury
Empire Center for Public Policy

Faith Behum
UJA, Federation of New York

Rabbi Yeruchim Silber
Director of New York Government Relations, Agudath Israel of America

Daryl Hornick-Becker
Policy & Advocacy Associate at the Citizens Committee for Children of NY, Inc.

Maury Litwak
Executive Director, Teach NYS

Kearstin Brown
Member Education Committee, Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute

Lena Bilik
Policy Analyst at Children’s Aid


NYS Alliance for Children with Special Needs

Elisabeth Biggerstaff
Deputy Executive Director, NYSASCDS

NYSFSA, New York State Federation of School Administrators