February 08, 2021

NYSUT congratulates Dr. Betty Rosa on her appointment as State Education Commissioner

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
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Caption: FILE PHOTO: Rosa at a Regents meeting in 2016. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.

ALBANY, N.Y. Feb. 8, 2021 — New York State United Teachers today congratulated Dr. Betty Rosa on her formal appointment as State Education Commissioner by the state Board of Regents.

“From her tenure on the Board of Regents to these past six months as interim commissioner, Commissioner Rosa has been and continues to be a staunch advocate for our schools, students and educators,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “The leadership she has shown during this pandemic in particular and her collaborative spirit are exactly what we need on the challenging road still in front of us. We congratulate her on her appointment and look forward to our continued work together.”

“Commissioner Rosa has proven time and again that she is the right person to lead the State Education Department through our current crisis and into the future,” NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene T. DiBrango said. “We’re thankful for her leadership, congratulate her on this announcement and are eager to continue working alongside her to champion our students, our educators and our school communities statewide.”

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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