Who We Are

     CEC3 is one of the 32 Community Education Councils (CECs) in New York City. CEC3 represents Community School District 3 which includes public elementary and middle schools. CEC 3 holds monthly meetings, and contributes to shaping educational policy in District 3.  

     CEC3's responsibilities are established by state law and implemented through regulations of the Chancellor. These responsibilities include: approving school zoning lines, holding hearings on the capital plan, evaluating community superintendents, and providing input on other important policy issues.

     Community Education Council members are selected for two-year terms by the Parent Associations or Parent Teacher Associations (PA/PTAs) of the schools in their district. Each CEC has 12 members, including nine parents selected by the district's PA/PTAs, two members appointed by the Borough President, and one student selected by the Community Superintendent.


CEC3 Mission Statement

Community Education Council 3 (CEC3) of New York City believes that every child is entitled to a high quality education, a safe and healthy school environment, and equal educational opportunities. The mission of CEC3 is to promote and support the educational needs of District 3 elementary and middle school students by representing and advocating for District 3 families to the NYC Department of Education.


CEC3 2019-2021 Members




Kimberly Watkins - President

Kristen E. Berger, IEP Member - 1st Vice President

Dennis Morgan MBP Appointee - 2nd Vice President

Lucas Liu - Treasurer

Sharmilee L. Ramudit - Recording Secretary

Lisa Byrd

Naveed Hasan

Michael McCarthy

Deirdre Garrett Scott, MBP Appointee

Assietou Sow  - ELL Member

Eric Wright

CEC3 Bylaws

CEC3 Strategic Guidelines