The passing of Judith Johnson is a great loss to schoolchildren across New York. Judith was a leader in education in districts throughout our region for decades. Her selection to the Board of Regents in 2015 represented the legislatures desire to bring outstanding educators to the board. She was in constant contact with teachers, school officials and students throughout her time as a regent. Our state legislative delegation met with her often and in a meeting as recently as a few weeks ago. She was an advocate for quality education for every child and careful analysis before deciding education policy. Judith will be sorely missed.