Dr. Edwin M. Quezada is the Chief Executive Administrative Officer for the Yonkers Public Schools. He collaborates with the Board of Trustees, the Mayor, the City Council, various Community Based Organizations, post-secondary institutions, multiple unions, parents and students, to design, implement and administer all academic and fiscal initiatives for the 40 schools within the district and to represent the school district at both the state and national levels. As the Superintendent, Dr. Quezada is responsible for constructing and managing a $799-million-dollar budget. He drives elementary schools’ success where students in Grades 3 through 8 demonstrate steady improvement on English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, attaining the second-highest scores of the State’s large cities on both assessments.
Dr. Quezada received recognition from the New York State Education Department, who applauded Yonkers as a leader in educational technology, for its innovative decision to adopt district-wide Computer-Based Testing (CBT) for Grades 3 – 8 Math and ELA Assessments. In 2016, in collaboration with the Mayor of the City and a well-established community-based organization, Dr. Quezada launched the Yonkers My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) recognized as a model for New York State and the nation. This initiative aims to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color through mentoring, academic preparedness, and emotional and social skill building.