A pre-Thanksgiving giving of thanks

I mentioned yesterday that I was speaking this morning at the annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, put on by the Westchester chapter of the American Jewish Committee (with help from the Westchester Jewish Council and Manhattanville College).

They had a nice turnout and a packed program, which I was happy to be part of. This is what it looked like:

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.