New Haven mayor nominates two for Board of Schooling

NEW HAVEN — Dr. OrLando Yarborough III and Abie Quiñones-Benítez have been nominated for recently-vacated…

NEW HAVEN — Dr. OrLando Yarborough III and Abie Quiñones-Benítez have been nominated for recently-vacated seats on the Board of Schooling, Mayor Justin Elicker introduced Wednesday.

Elicker mentioned he was “trying ahead to serving with Dr. Yarborough and Dr. Quiñones-Benítez” in an e-mail, noting their appointments have been topic to approval from the Board of Alders, and expressed his perception that the 2 will “deliver a novel perspective with them that can serve the board properly.”

Yarborough is scientist by coaching, and chairman of the board of the Associates Middle for Kids, Elicker mentioned within the announcement, and has information of early childhood training and STEM training.


Elicker mentioned Quiñones-Benítez focuses on growing English as a Second Language curriculum and “has a protracted historical past of service to New Haven Public Faculties,” Elicker mentioned.

Superintendent of Faculties Iline Tracey additionally praised the nominations, saying she seemed ahead to “working with these new Board members as we work to advance the imaginative and prescient and mission of New Haven Public Faculties,” which have a core worth of collaboration.

Each Yarborough and Quiñones-Benítez expressed their gratitude and pleasure on the probability to tackle the possible alternative.

“I’m honored and excited concerning the alternative to serve on the New Haven Board of Schooling,” mentioned Quiñones-Benítez. “As a scholar assistant within the then Honest Haven Center Faculty I noticed the wants and expertise of all of our college students, I pursued certification and made a dedication to this metropolis. I started my skilled profession in training at New Haven Grownup Schooling and had the the privilege of serving as a faculty counselor, an educational coach, an assistant principal and principal on this district serving college students PreK-12. I’ve seen firsthand not simply the challenges our college students face, but in addition the alternatives obtainable to them. I do know our colleges have what it takes to assist our children be taught, develop, and thrive — I’m excited to do my half to make that occur.”

“As a frontrunner and coach, I’ve spent most of my life investing within the success of individuals,” mentioned Yarborough. As a father and Board Chair at Associates Middle for Kids the success of those children is private to me. I’m grateful for this appointment and searching ahead to serving to every baby in New Haven maximize their potential.”

Yarborough and Quiñones-Benítez will assume the positions beforehand held by Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur and Larry Conaway, Elicker famous.