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Frank Landro

27 juillet 194716 mai 2020

Frank Landro est né(e) le 27 juillet 1947 à Brooklyn, NY et est décédé(e) le 16 mai 2020 et il (elle) est confié(e) aux soins de Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center.

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Frank Landro


James Harrigan

27 juin , 2020

Part 2
In 1998, Mr. Landro became a Supervisory Support Program mentor at CSA, sharing his knowledge and wisdom with up and coming school supervisors. He was also a stalwart unionist, serving as CSA’s chair of District 20 for many years. He also was president of NYCESPA from 2001-2002. Frank also served for many years on the board of directors of the Dave Winfield Foundation, working with the Hall of Fame baseball player on philanthropic programs. In later years Frank became an excellent golfer, usually playing with a close group of friends, all retired principals. Frank Landro is survived by his wife, Ginay Marks Landro, a former DOE Director of Guidance, his sons Brett and Blake, and three grandchildren. To all of his family, I express my deepest sympathy.
Please know he will be missed by all of us who called him friend and colleague.
James Harrigan- CSA’s Brooklyn Field Director and a longtime friend and colleague of Mr. Frank Landro.

James Harrigan

27 juin , 2020

Part 1
Frank Landro was born and raised in Brooklyn. Mr. Landro was a talented athlete who excelled in baseball, playing in high school and at Long Island University where he attended college.
He began teaching in District 15 in Brooklyn in the late 1960s, a time of an explosion of illicit drug use, especially among young people. To combat this epidemic, the Board of Education created drug abuse prevention and education programs in each school district, and named Mr. Landro the substance abuse prevention and education director for District 15, a position he held for 10 years. He frequently testified at public hearings at the city, state and federal levels, culminating in 1978 with his appearance before the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
In 1982, he became principal of PS 185 in District 20. The city had not yet fully recovered from the financial crisis, and despite austerity policies, Frank helped make the school into a beacon of excellence, bringing in private and competitive grant money to fund specialized student programs. He also lobbied to make the school a gifted and talented site. One of his projects was to secure funding for a botanical garden on the roof of the school, which served not only as a science center for botany but as a venue for school and community events.
In the early 1990’s, the BOE started to embrace greater shared decision making at the school level, many principals were reluctant to become involved, not sure if it would lead to their authority being diminished. Frank Landro piloted what was then called school-based management, now known as school leadership teams. The experiences at PS 185 and other pilot schools provided the DOE with crucial input about what was effective. Frank’s mantra was that every child can learn and succeed, given the time and resources. Parents knew that Frank was totally committed to their children’s success -- he lived two blocks away from the school and his sons were students there.

Louis Zollo

26 mai , 2020

I knew Frank when I was teenager and as a young adult in Brooklyn back in the day my brother Joe Zollo was one of his close friends.
I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man...Prayers and thoughts for your family🌹❤️🌹

Manfred Korman

21 mai , 2020

Dear Ginay, Yesterday I heard the very sad news that Frank passed away. He was such a special man. His commitment to the children in his care was self evident. The joy of working with him at CSA was a very rewarding experience.. He was smart, understanding and was always a positive thinker. Please take care of yourself! Manny

Philip Santise

20 mai , 2020

Dear Ginay and the Landro family,
I am so sorry to hear of Franks passing. He was a friend, mentor and so much more to me. Please accept my most since condolences and prayers.
Always, Philip Santise

Charles and Edna Peeples

18 mai , 2020

We remember spending a few weekends with Frank and Ginay at their home in Flanders. Always so warm and personable and a great cook Frank was. We always felt so welcomed and enjoyed the conversations. We shared stories about working at the DOE and his work as a Principal. We also shared great stories about our families. Frank you will be sorely missed. Rest in peace our friend.