John Levendosky is a certified special education teacher working in the capital region. He received his MS.Ed. from the College of St. Rose in Adolescent Special Education. He received BA’s in History and Philosophy from Manhattan College. He is the father of three young children in the Albany City School District and has been a proud Albany resident since 2009. Prior to moving to the capital region he was a police officer in New York city and Washington, D.C. As an educator, John has worked with students with intellectual disabilities and their families. In addition to working with this student population, John has experience working with at-risk youth learning in alternative educational settings. He is currently the chair of the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Committee, working to create awareness of social justice, equitable policing, and intercommunity dialog in Northern Ireland. John’s community involvement also includes being a member of Albany’s 9th Ward Committee, Albany County Democratic Committee Rule Committee Member, Albany County AOH Treasurer, Albany AOH Division Immegration Chairman, Board member/player of Albany’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), and a coach for his daughter’s soccer team.