Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s Chief of Staff, visited Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices on Tuesday morning to learn more about the school’s many programs for children with autism and other disabilities. He was very enthusiastic about the school and the wonderful work that SKHOV is doing. Dr. Joshua Weinstein , the Founder & CEO of SKHOV and the staff discussed the school’s history, current achievements and future expansion.
Scissura toured the bustling classrooms and observation rooms of the first and second floor to interact with the preschool and school age students of Shema Kolainu respectively. Scissura was pleased with the appearance of the facilities and the level of care and direction the students received. “This is outstanding.” A tour of the third floor included a trip to the rooftop and vision of things to come. The addition of the third floor will allow for more classrooms, clinical evaluation rooms, computer equipment, a gymnasium and a domed rooftop playground to name a few.
Scissura exudes a deep-seeded knowledge of Brooklyn and strong roots in his dedication to the community, particularly education. In 2013, he plans to step up as Brooklyn Borough President following his four-year tenure as Chief of Staff to Markowitz, while Markowitz considers running for mayor.