Mayor Eric Adams announced his appointment of nine new members to the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) on March 22, in accordance with his plans to improve the NYC public school system.
Adams named Dr. Vasthi Acosta, Tom Allon, Rev. Dr. Kathlyn Barrett-Layne, Gregory Faulkner, Dr. Angela Green, Anthony Lopez, Alan Ong, Karina Taveras, and Gladys Ward as his appointees to the PEP.
The new members were selected with their backgrounds in education in mind. The new appointees also have a diverse range of experiences regarding school administration, education policy, the private sector, and, most importantly, firsthand knowledge as parents.