[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 90 (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1119]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM C. JUSINO


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 16, 2010

  Mr. TOWNS. Madam Speaker, I rise today in recognition of William C. 
Jusino for his commitment to leadership in education and dedication to 
his community.
  William C. Jusino was born to migrant parents from the beautiful 
island of Puerto Rico. He and his three sisters and three brothers were 
raised in the community of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. 
His father, William Sr., was a humble factory worker and his mother, 
Ana, worked as a school aide in Williamsburg School District #14. Her 
work in elementary public schools would serve as an early influence to 
young William. William and all of his siblings heeded their parents' 
advice and have achieved significant success in varying careers that 
include naval officer, firefighter, food commerce, and William's work 
as a school administrator.
  He was educated in Brooklyn Elementary Schools P.S 54 & 157, J.H.S 
117, and East New York Vocational Technical High School. During his 
high school years, Mr. Jusino obtained his initial work experience in 
the city's Summer Youth Employment Program in Bedford Stuyvesant. 
Subsequently, William was successful in gaining entrance to SUNY 
Cortland where he attained his Bachelor's Degree in Education.
  Mr. Jusino enthusiastically returned to his community to serve as an 
elementary school teacher in School District 13's P.S. 46 and P.S. 270. 
He continued to work as a public school teacher for six years. 
Continuing his passion for serving his community, Mr. Jusino accepted 
the position of Executive Director of Progress Inc. In spring of 1996, 
he was offered an exceptional opportunity to lead a high school for 
professional careers. William Jusino has been Principal of Progress 
High School since September 1996, playing a key role in one of the most 
successful school reform efforts in New York City history.
  Mr. Jusino has a well established record of service to his community. 
His love and caring for young people has been consistently evident 
throughout his professional life. Friend and colleague alike know that 
he is dedicated to giving back to his community that has blessed him so 
much. William strongly believes that he must constantly prepare himself 
to more effectively serve the community and the children that he is 
committed to. On the eve of completing his Doctorate in Educational 
Administration, Mr. Jusino continues to practice what he preaches and 
more importantly, what he was taught by his parents.
  Mr. Jusino is married to Mrs. Marta Colon-Jusino. He has two 
wonderful children. His son, William, graduated from Harvard University 
and his daughter, Amanda, is in her junior year at the University of 
Massachusetts and is currently studying abroad in Universidad San 
Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
  He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.
  Madam Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in recognizing the 
achievements of William C. Jusino.