Rev. López's Leadership Term With the Big 5 Began July 1, 2021
YONKERS, NY – In a media release from the Conference of Big 5 School Districts, Reverend Steve López, President of Yonkers Board of Education, was appointed Chairperson for a leadership term effective July 1, 2021 and also serves as the Treasurer of the organization.
Reverend López was first elected Trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education in 2013, and has served as President of the Board since 2016.
Having been a longtime advocate for those in need, Reverend López has always been active in fighting for the rights of others. He is currently Associate Pastor at Calvary Center Church in Yonkers, an evangelical church which dedicates itself to service to the community. Currently, he serves as Chaplain for the Yonkers Police Department. Reverend López has served as President of L.A.T.Y.N., President of the Yonkers Puerto Rican Day Parade Foundation (now the Hispanic Day Parade), Chairperson for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission for Nonviolence and Vice-President of Untermeyer Performing Arts Council. In addition, he was a member of the Yonkers Human Rights Commission, the Yonkers Council for HIV-AIDS as well as various other ad hoc committees.
Within the professional arena Reverend López is a veteran school and education administrator. A Yonkers resident, he is currently the Director of Client Services for the Division of Teaching and Learning within the New York City Department of Education. He has also held administrative positions with the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Greenburgh Central School District, and the Yonkers Public Schools, where he initially began his educational career.
Reverend López holds a Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (Summa Cum Laude) from Mercy College.
The Conference of Big 5 School Districts is a membership organization representing New York State’s urban school systems including Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers, Albany, Mt. Vernon and Utica. Collectively, 46% of the State’s public school children are educated in these districts.