Queens Borough President Melinda Katz today announced she has appointed Ann Kittredge to a position on the Community Education Council (CEC) for Community School District 28.

     Ms. Kittredge is the parent of public school children who attend P.S. 101Q and The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School and has been a strong advocate for education for all of our City’s children.

     Ms. Kittredge has been a member of the School Leadership Teams at both schools and was the parent representative on the 2011-2012 New York City Department of Education’s Middle School Advisory Committee. She has also led numerous initiatives to promote an improved relationship between the city’s public schools and their local communities.

     “Since her first child entered the City’s public school system ten years ago, Ann Kittredge has immersed herself in learning about the many different facets of educational policy and has dedicated a great deal of her time and effort to volunteer projects aimed at improving the education experience of our children,” Borough President Katz said. “Ms. Kittredge brings a number of skills to the table, including her abilities to listen and build consensus and to follow-through on projects. She also cares a great deal about our children and their education. I am certain she will be a wonderful asset to the Community Education Council of District 28.”

     Ms. Kittredge will be filling the vacancy created when Borough President Katz appointed former CEC member Deborah Dillingham to be her representative on the citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). Ms. Kittredge’s appointment to the CEC is for a term that ends on June 30, 2015.

     Community Education Councils are deliberative bodies that help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. CEC members are parent volunteers who provide hands-on leadership and support for their community's public schools.

     There are 32 Community Education Councils throughout the City, with one council representing each Community School District.  Community School District 28 covers a large part of central Queens, including all or part of the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Jamaica.