Fil-Am is NYC Dep’t of Education’s new deputy chancellor

NEW YORK -- Hydra Mendoza, former president of the San Francisco Board of Education, has stepped into a newly created role as New York City Department of Education's Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communications.   Many thought that Mendoza was named after the mythical Greek serpent with nine heads. She shared a more interesting story. Her mother was in labor and her father was driving the car to reach the hospital as soon as possible. Then came a freight train going in the same direction. Every time her father would gain ground, the train would run faster ahead of him. It happened several times until her father just gave up. Each box car th...

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