P.S. 220 Edward Mandel

Edward Mandel (1869-1942) was an associate superintendent of the New York City schools. His family immigrated to the United States when he was young, settling in New York. He graduated from NYC public schools, City College at NYU and Teachers College at Columbia University. He also earned a law degree. He taught in city schools before becoming principal of several schools and eventually becoming Associate Superintendent of Schools from 1923 until his retirement in 1939. He helped develop educational policy and was founder of the teacher's pension system. He believed that vocational education was needed in public schools and that schools should teach "good citizenship." After his retirement he started a law practice with his son Austin. He lived in Forest Hills, Queens for much of his adult life and was a member of Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club.


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"Mandel 19 Years in School System," New York Times, December 3, 1937, https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1937/12/03/94469506.html?pageNumber=25

"200 at Queens Rites for Edward Mandel," New York Times, May 29, 1942, https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1942/05/29/85558072.html?pageNumber=17