Speaker Heastie Statement on Selection of Dr. Betty Rosa as Commissioner of Education

On behalf of my Assembly Majority colleagues, I would like to congratulate Dr. Betty Rosa for being appointed commissioner of education. Dr. Rosa’s outstanding reputation as an educator and an advocate combined with her proven track record as interim commissioner have made her uniquely suited for this role.

Last August, the Board of Regents appointed Dr. Rosa as interim commissioner of education during an especially challenging time for New York’s students. Since then, she has fought to ensure stability for our students and we are incredibly grateful for her leadership.

We look forward to continuing to work with her as we navigate the challenges ahead during this unprecedented time.