District 28

Located in central Queens, District 28 encompasses diverse communities ranging from the affluent, leafy neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens to the more bustling, commercial area of Rego Park. Overcrowding is a problem in schools across the district with those in the more prosperous northern communities such as Forest Hills and Kew Gardens performing better than schools located in the poorer, southern sections such as South Jamaica.


District 28 Contacts

90-27 Sutphin Blvd, Room 242
Queens, NY 11435 - Map



Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Mabel Munez-Sarduy, (718) 557-2618
High school superintendent: Juan Mendez, (718) 281-7696

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Rosa Fenton, (718) 557-2618
High school family support coordinator: Evelyn Ruiz, (718) 281-7696

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Sonia Rueda, (718) 557-2618
High school family leadership coordinator: Selena South, (718) 281-7696



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

90-27 Sutphin Blvd. 1st Floor
Queens, NY 11435 - Map
Phone: (718) 935-2393
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 28, (718) 557-2738

District 28 office

90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY 11435 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Esther Morrell
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435 - Map
Phone: (718) 557-2553
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts