To the Editor:
I am Father Richard J. Rock, campus minister for athletics at St. John’s University. I have known Dr. Nancy Kaplan for more than 30 years, and work closely with her in support of our students. I was delighted to learn that she was seeking to remain on the Board of Education, a position that she has held for the past 14 years. I could not think of a better way for Nancy to apply her professional and personal interests.
Over the years, I have come to know how important the Merrick community is to Nancy. She is a dedicated board trustee, and her passion for this work has been quite evident. She is a caring, considerate and dedicated individual who believes in community first.
Nancy and her husband, Lenny, are family people, and Nancy cares deeply for the children and families of Merrick. Nancy is passionate about education, and will continue to work extremely hard to help all whom she serves, whether at the university or in her community.
I strongly support Nancy as she runs for re-election to the Merrick Board of Education on May 15.
The Rev. Richard J. Rock,
Campus minister for athletics, St. John’s University