NYS PTA on Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe’s Departure from SED

“Interim Commissioner Tahoe will be truly missed,” offered NYS PTA President Lorey A. Zaman. “She has tirelessly served our children, families, and schools for more than a decade. In this past year as Interim Commissioner, her commitment to equity, passion for family engagement, and support for our students and educators was unparalleled. As a mom with school aged children of her own, I will always remember how she shared her voice for all children with authenticity and empathy.”


“I have had the pleasure of working with Interim Commissioner Tahoe for nearly a decade, as she well served and led the Office of General Counsel, and then progressed to Interim Commissioner at a time when our state needed strong, knowledgable, and committed leadership,” added NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky. “We wish her well in future endeavors, but are truly saddened by her departure – hers are big shoes to fill.”