PHILADELPHIA – City Council voted today to approve mayoral appointees Sarah-Ashley Andrews and Chau Wing Lam to the Board of Education for the School District of Philadelphia. The appointees will join seven current Board members, filling two vacancies on the nine-member Board of Education, after they are sworn in next week.
Mayor Jim Kenney announced his appointees in May, having selected them from a list of eight nominees recommended by the Educational Nominating Panel.
“I am very proud to appoint Sarah-Ashley Andrews and Chau Wing Lam to the Board of Education, and I thank the Educational Nominating Panel and City Council for their partnership in this process,” said Mayor Kenney. “We are at a critical point in our schools’ progress. We have a new Superintendent and will continue to pursue our shared goal of supporting every student’s well being and success. I am confident in the appointees’ commitment to this vision, and I know their experience and knowledge will be valuable to the work ahead. I thank them both for committing to this vital work in service of children, schools, and our city’s future.’”
“On behalf of the Board, I welcome our new colleagues Sarah-Ashley Andrews and Chau Wing Lam, who bring diverse voices, valuable experience and a commitment to supporting children and families to the Board,” said Board of Education President Joyce S. Wilkerson. “They will be joining the Board at a crucial moment for the School District, as we welcome a new Superintendent who will be working to increase student achievement in alignment with our Goals & Guardrails strategic plan. We are grateful to Mayor Kenney, City Council and the Educational Nominating Panel for their work in filling these vacancies on the Board.”
Photos of the appointees are available online.