Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the BOE, January 17, 2019

SB 7-9-18

Click on the individual’s name to read the transcript of his or her testimony.

APPS and Community Members

Tonya Bah

Christine Del Rossi

Teresa Engst

Deborah Grill

Lisa Haver

David Hensel

Karel Kilimnik

Robin Lowry

Barbara McDowell Dowdall

Cheri Micheau

Diane Payne

Coleman Poses

Ilene Blitzstein Poses

Lynda Rubin


The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools is a grass-roots organization of parents, community members, and school staff—including teachers, school nurses, librarians, counselors and safety staff—dedicated to the preservation of public schools. APPS is an independent organization with no political or union affiliation. We are entirely self-funded and do not take financial donations from outside sources. All members donate their time and receive no salary.