Meet and Greet Today; Mr. Smith moves closer to Grammy Award

Power of Ten Update

In this issue:

  1. Four Hundred Turn Out to Support Pedro Santana
  2. Former East Ramapo Band Director closer to Grammy
  3. Meet and Greet Today

1) Beloved Educator Battling Cancer

Former Assistant Superintendent for East Ramapo Pedro Santana has been diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer and is fighting for his life.  Over 400 people came to the Nyack Center on Friday to show support and Pedro treated them to his one man show.  He is a real genius; he had the whole room laughing more than crying.  For those who missed the evening, you can still donate through the following Web site

Checks can be sent to:

Pedro Santana

1 Tempo Road

New City NY 10956

2) Former East Ramapo Band Director closer to Grammy

Michael E. Smith, the celebrated Band Director who was let go by the same unbelievably incompetent administration that also fired Pedro Santana, is now in the last cut (the top 25) to receive the first ever Grammy award for Music Educator.  Although he is listed as a teacher for Nyack High School, we know that his heart will always be with East Ramapo.  He would be bringing that award and honor to East Ramapo if our administration valued excellence.

3) Meet and Greet Today

East Ramapo Activist Dr. Weldon McWilliams IV will be presenting his vision for the future of the Town of Ramapo and introducing his team of Preserve Rockland candidates to the public tonight, Monday October 14, at 7:00 PM at the Martin Luther King Center, 110 Bethune Blvd in Spring Valley. All are welcome to this free informational event.