Contracts Committee Members

  • Peter Calandrella
  • Geneal Chacon
  • April Chapman
  • Isaac Carmignani
  • Natalie Green Giles
  • Michael Kraft
  • Kathy Park Price
  • Shannon Waite
  • April Chapman

    Brooklyn Representative. April Chapman has worked in the philanthropic and non-profit sector for more than 20 years.

  • Deborah Dillingham

    Queens Representative. A graduate of Bates College and Harvard University, Deborah has extensive work experience in education-related fields having worked in publishing and toy marketing in New York City for many years.

  • Gary Linnen

    Gary has fifteen years experience in education, youth development and test preparation. He currently serves as the Program Director for College Summit, a national non-profit that connects high schools to college and career.

  • Geneal Chacon

    Bronx Representative. Ms. Chacon is a parent of three public school students and a parent association president and School Leadership member at P.S. 277.

  • Isaac Carmignani

    Isaac Carmignani is a New York City native, a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, and a Queens resident for the past 25 years.

  • Kathy Park Price

    Ms. Park Price believes that our public schools are the best institutions to demonstrate democracy in action and restore society's commitment to the common good.

  • Lori Podvesker

    Policy Chair. Lori is a New York City public school parent and former teacher who has been a vocal advocate for students with special needs and their families. She currently works as manager of disability and education policy at INCLUDEnyc.

  • Michael Kraft

    Manhattan Representative. Michael is currently PTA President of Art and Design High School. Michael has also served as a Manhattan Representative on the Citywide Council on High Schools.

  • Natalie Green Giles

    Mayoral Appointee. Natalie Green Giles is an independent consultant and writer.

  • Peter Calandrella

    Staten Island Representative. Peter J. Calandrella serves as the Staten Island representative on the Panel for Educational Policy. Mr. Calandrella is a married father of four children who all attend New York City Public Schools.

  • Shannon R Waite

    Shannon R. Waite, Ed.D. is the proud parent of a Kindergartner at P.S. 185-The Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School located in District 3 in Harlem. Dr. Waite began her career in education as a NYC Teaching Fellow in 2003. She was a Social Studies Teacher and Lead Dean at the High School for Arts and Technology on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus.

  • Thomas Sheppard

    Tom is a proud dad to 6 children, 3 of whom attend public schools in the Bronx. He is a product of NYC Public Schools, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, longtime parent leader, and education advocate.

  • Vanessa Leung

    Vanessa Leung is a public school parent and has spent her career advocating on behalf of Asian-Pacific American students and English Language Learners .

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