- SMSD Honors Assemblyman Mark Schroeder
On Monday December 19th, the SMSD community honored an accomplished professional, said thank you to a trusted advocate and congratulated Mark Schroeder. For over 35 years Mark Schroeder truly put the children of St. Mary’s first.
He is one of our own. He embraced our school community as a Residential Care worker. He worked in junior boys with Sister Theresa.
He never forgot our students. When it would have been easier for him to turn his back, instead he stepped forward with our students in the spotlight.
During budget cuts he introduced our students to the floor of the Assembly. He used sign language to communicate to his colleagues, raising awareness of the importance of Deaf Education.
Representative Schroeder secured funds by meeting tirelessly with the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents. At our rally in Albany, he spoke of the importance of Deaf Education.
He knows what it means to work for and in the interest of others and he demonstrates the best in service to his community.
In addition his work on our behalf, he began his service as a county legislator in 2001 and founded the Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce with over 200 members, He also founded the South Buffalo Educational Center offering GED, computer and vocational training helping over 500 students receive their GEDs.
He began his work in the Assembly in 2005 where he served on Several Committees:
- Committee on Mental Health
- Chair, Subcommittee on Autism Retention
- Committee on Insurance
- Committee on Local Governments
- Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation
- Committee on Small Business
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
His impressive record in the Assembly earned him the respect of the community and fellow Assemblymen.
If this wasn’t impressive enough, inNovember of 2011, Mark Schroeder was elected Buffalo City Comptroller, where he will no doubt continue his terrific track record of quality service to our community.
Mark Schroederwas raised in South Buffalo, where he attended Public School #72, St. Thomas Aquinas School, and Bishop Timon High Schooll. He received an A.A.S. degree from Erie Community College in 1976, and a B.S. degree from Empire State College in 1982.
Mark Schroeder is truly a local talent who never forgot where he came from.
Superintendent Timothy Kelly (left) and Mark Schroeder (right)