Carrie Remis, Rochester Area Parent & Founder of the Parent Power Project Carrie Remis began her career in education in 1994 as an advocate for New York State's community college system, representing both the college presidents and boards of trustees in Albany.
A native of Rochester, she returned home to serve on the administration of the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education.
It was as a parent leader in the Rochester City School District
that Ms. Remis
became concerned about inequities within the public school system and the limited opportunities for meaningful community participation to address these systemic problems.
In 2006 she co-founded the Rochester Fund for Educational Accountability, an all-volunteer organization providing technical assistance and training to communities invoking their rights under federal education law.
In 2009 she founded the Parent Power Project, aimed at building the advocacy capacity of parent organizations across the state.
In 2012, Governor Cuomo appointed Ms. Remis as the parent representative to his New NY Education Reform Commission.
has been a vocal proponent of greater transparency and parental involvement in education policy discussions.
In 2013, Ms. Remis
co-chaired Mayor Warren's Early Learning Council
which recommended city-wide measures to eliminate barriers to high quality early childhood education.