Dr. Laura Feijoo is currently the Senior Superintendent of Labor and Policy for the New York City Department. Previously, she was the Senior Supervising Superintendent overseeing all of the superintendents in the city and The Office of the Superintendents and School Support, District 79’s Alternative Schools, Office of Adult and Continuing Education, and a series of other undertakings within the Department. Dr. Feijoo served in the Division of Equity and Access to support the several initiatives in closing the achievement gap and fostering initiatives to support our most vulnerable students. Programs included Ap Expansion Program, Summer Quest and the DREAM Program. Her extensive experience includes Deputy Regional Superintendent, Deputy Senior Supervising Superintendent, Executive Officer for Instruction and Community Superintendent for School District 20. In all of these roles, Dr. Feijoo has supported the instructional and organizational practices of principals over the last 29 years specifically in the areas of leadership, effective instructional goal setting, and leading teams to support individual school communities and student outcomes. Dr. Feijoo also served as the Principal of PS/MS 499, the Queens College School for Mathematics, Science and Technology. As the first appointed principal of this unique learning environment, she established a strong relationship with college faculty, teachers and parents. In partnership with the college she enabled her teaching faculty to collaborate in the development of content planning, curriculum mapping and the design of professional development especially in the areas of balanced literacy and an inquiry based approach to mathematics and science.