FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2009
STATEMENTS OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR JOEL I. KLEIN ON THE DEATH OF MITCHELL WIENER, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF IS 238 IN HOLLIS, QUEENS
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg:
"We mourn the loss of Mitchell Wiener, the Assistant Principal of IS 238, who died this evening. Mr. Wiener was hired as a substitute teacher in March, 1978 and quickly began shaping generations of students from Hollis, Queens - as a math teacher from 1978 to 2007, and since then as Assistant Principal. He was a well-liked and devoted educator, and his death is a loss for our schools and our City. I ask all New Yorkers to keep his wife Bonnie and the rest of his family in their thoughts and prayers."
Statement of Chancellor Klein:
"For three decades Mitchell Wiener enriched the lives of children at IS 238 in Hollis, Queens, where he served as a math teacher and administrator. He was committed to the success of his students, and was loved and respected by the school community. I'm greatly saddened by his death and my thoughts are with the 238 community and especially with his wife and family."
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (Mayor's Office) (212) 788-2958
David Cantor / Marge Feinberg (Department od Education)