Pheffer Amato Joins New York State Education Committee

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was appointed to the New York State Assembly Committee on Education and is known for being a firm advocate for parents in for public and non-public schools and has often spoken out on the importance of school choice.

Assemblywoman 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 NYC Board of Education as a paraprofessional for several years. During her time as a legislator she has led the charge to stand up for non-public schools on all fronts. Last year she successfully negotiated funding to non-public schools throughout the State of New York that granted a historic $58 million for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.

With the start of the new legislative session, Speaker Carl Heastie announced the appointment of Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato to the New York State Assembly Committee on Education. “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.

The New York State Catholic Conference was thrilled by the news of Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato being appointed to the important committee. “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 said, “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”