A graduate of Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn, Ms. Timoney attended St. John’s University, Queens, and formerly served as an Executive Search Consultant with Viacom, based in Manhattan. She previously worked as a consultant for Time Warner Inc. and served as the Vice President of Bishop Partners. She has been a member of the PTA of PS 52, the John W. Lavelle Charter School, IS 2, and New Dorp High School. She has also served on the School Leadership Team at PS 52 and IS 2 and was a Learning Leader at PS 52. She was the 2nd Vice President and Special Education Coordinator at the CEC. Ms. Timoney is the mother of two children, each attending New Dorp High School, one as a special needs student.
“I am thrilled to welcome Laura to our team at Borough Hall. She has done a wonderful job helping Staten Island’s students at the CEC and as an advocate for special needs students, and I believe she will be able to do even more in her new role in our office,” noted BP Oddo. “I am happy to say that with the addition of Laura we know have an education ‘Dream Team’ at Borough Hall. Our Director of Education, Rose Kerr, a former educator and principal, has completely transformed Borough Hall’s education efforts, through her extensive contacts, her experience, and her knowledge. Laura will supplement Rose’s efforts and expand them through her own unique expertise and experiences as a parent advocate. I am truly excited because our kids will be the big winners through Rose and Laura’s efforts on their behalf.”
“I am thrilled to be working with the Borough President’s office to accomplish the aggressive education goals the Borough President has put forth,” said Ms. Timoney. “As a parent, it is such an honor to be asked to help this incredible team. Being a special education parent and working on Community Education Council 31 has given me a tremendous amount of experience working with parents, schools, teachers and the DOE to advocate for all children. I look forward to continuing this work for the Borough President and can’t wait to start.”
A strong advocate for our borough’s students, Mr. Rodriguez currently serves as the President of the Staten Island Federation of PTAs. In addition, he is a volunteer assistant coach for the New Dorp High School Girl’s Track/Cross Country Team. For several years, he volunteered as a stage hand at the St. George Theatre.
Borough President Oddo’s other CEC appointee, Monique Hall, was appointed earlier this year.
In addition to these appointments, Kamillah Hanks has resigned from the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), effective Thursday, September 22. The Borough President is currently engaged in a search for Ms. Hanks’ replacement.