State policymakers have the responsibility of making powerful decisions that impact education. The New York Educator Voice Fellowship strives to provide an opportunity for legislators to observe students and teachers engaged in instruction by training New York educators to host their own Bring Your Legislator to School day events. Interested in learning more or scheduling a visit? Contact us at fellowship.support@americaachieves.org.

### New York Visits

On February 16, 2017, Assemblyman Steve Hawley visited Lyndonville Middle High School in Lyndonville, NY. This visit was coordinated by NY Policy Fellow Dr. Elissa Smith.

On February 7, 2017, Assemblyman John McDonald (108th district) visited Tech Valley High School in Albany, NY. He shared with students about his career path, from pharmacist, to mayor of Cohoes, to Assemblyman. This visit was coordinated by NY Fellow Sarah Fiess.

NY Fellows Darlene Cameron and Jodi Friedman hosted Assemblyman Edward Ra at STAR Academy P.S.63 in New York City on December 4, 2016.

On December 23, 2016, New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca visited P.S. 310 The School For Future Leaders in Brooklyn, NY. The visit was organized by Fellow and Assistant Principal Mariana Lara-Lennon.

On December 15, Senator Gustavo Rivera visited Taft Educational Campus in Bronx, NY. This visit was organized by Fellow and Founding Principal, Quintana William.

On December 1, 2016, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin visited Hoosick Falls High School. The event was organized by Fellow Deb Mabey.

Fellows Darlene Cameron and Jodi Freidman hosted New York Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh at STAR Academy, PS 63 in New York City, where Cameron is the principal.

On November 14, 2016, NY Fellow Kim Hardwick met Assemblyman Fred Thiele. Hardwick is the principal of Clayton Huey Elementary School in East Moriches, Long Island.

Senator Carl Marcellino was hosted by Fellow Denise Toscano. He held a town meeting with the students and visited classrooms to see best practices in education.

Senator Kathy Marchione visits Fellow Robert Messia's students at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park, NY.

Governor Howard Dean visits Fellow Patrick Sprinkle and students at the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies in Manhattan.

Assemblyman Dan Stec visits Fellow Jennifer Steimle and students at Corinth Elementary School for the school's 20th anniversary celebration.

New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides visits Fellow Allison Persad and students at The Young Women's Leadership Academy of Astoria in Queens

Senator Catharine Young visits Fellow Michelle Helmer and students at Silver Creek Central School

Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez visit Fellow Carolyn Glicklich and students at Harlem Link Charter School in Manhattan

Senator Joseph Addabbo visits Jr. Fellow Lexie Woo and students at Public School 49 The Dorothy Bonawit Kole School in Brooklyn

Assemblywoman Latoya Joner visits Fellow Teresa Ranieri and her 1st graders at Public School 11 Highbridge Academy in the Bronx

Assemblyman Fred Thiele visits Fellow Kim Hardwick and students at Clayton Huey Elementary School in Center Moriches

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy visits Fellow Fred Engelhardt and students on Star Wars Literacy Night at Albany School of Humanities

Senator Brad Holyman visits Fellow John McCrann and students at Harvest Collegiate High School in Manhattan

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney visits Fellow Kevin Rothman and students at Excelsior Academy at Newburgh Free Academy

On April 21, 2017, NY Fellow Sara Garro hosted NY State Assemblyman Dick Gottfried at her school for Bring Your Legislator to School Day.