Latinos from our community running for local School Districts boards
Rosemary Arroyo-Pérez, is a 1st generation Puerto Rican Born in New York City. Rosie as she prefers to be called moved to Syracuse at the end of 1985. She graduated from Fowler High School and has attended Syracuse University part time for many years.
Rosie is married to Miguel A. Perez Jr. and they have 3 children, Samantha, Bianca & Miguel 3rd. Her most recent accolade is receiving a degree from Syracuse University. Rosie is continuing on as a part-time student with hopes to complete a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in political science.
While serving her community as one of the most prominent HIV/AIDS Counselor/educator, her greatest achievements is being the mother of her 3 children. Both Daughters are also graduates of the Syracuse City School District’s Henninger HS. Samantha attended Miguel’s alma mater, Le Moyne College where she has received her Master’s in education and teaches in Phoenix, Arizona. Bianca is presently a Junior at the University of Rochester studying pre-pharmacy with a minor in American Sign language, and Miguelito is a scholarly sixth grader and an aspiring musician.
Rosemary a loving wife, daughter, and friend has served on the Mayor’s Syracuse commission for women, St. Lucy’s church board of directors, and has volunteered her time at many community events, is currently a board member for Welch Terrace, a not for profit housing program who serves individuals with chronic illnesses, and has also concentrated on helping those who are less fortunate.
Her belief is that an education is the window to opportunities and has put her children’s education before her own. Rosemary Arroyo-Perez is the exceptional product of the Syracuse City School District and has graduated two daughters from the same district, and who better to guide the children of Syracuse than a mother who has experienced it for herself?. Amongst all her challenges in life, Rosemary or Rosie is tossing her hat in the ring to run for Commissioner of Education for the Syracuse City School Board Member because there is much work to be done for all the children of the Syracuse city school district.
Rosie Pérez for Syracuse City School District Board 2013!