Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced he will be returning to the classroom part-time this fall to teach a class at Monroe College's Bronx campus. The Speaker will instruct two sections of a course in personal finance management, an introductory course designed to provide students with an understanding of personal finance concepts.
"Higher education has always been a priority to me as I recognize the countless doors it has opened for me, and I want to ensure others have that same opportunity," said Heastie. "It is a privilege to advocate for students in the New York State Assembly and a mission I am still fully dedicated to. Interacting with students in the classroom has always been a passion of mine and I look forward to connecting with students on a more personal level this fall."
Prior to being elected Speaker in February 2015, Heastie was an adjunct professor at Monroe College from September 2007 through the fall of 2014. Throughout his tenure, he taught introductory courses in the School of Business and Accounting, as well as political science courses in the School of Criminal Justice. Prior to accepting the position as adjunct professor, the Speaker sought and received approval by the Legislative Ethics Committee.