RIP Jack Moscowitz - A True Teacher's Advocate

I just received word that LAUSD Committee member, Jack Moscowitz has passed away, unexpectedly.

He will be sorely missed by everyone.

I've included this video from an LAUSD oversight committee, it shows the beginning of a meeting (Jack introduces himself about 30 seconds in) that Jack chaired - demonstrating his humor, compassion and intellect.

Thank you for being a tireless advocate for Educators, Jack, may you Rest In Peace.

Services will be held Thursday, December 12,2013 at 10 am, Mount Sinai

Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076. In lieu of

flowers donation may be made to the Association of Jewish Educators or

Associated Administrators of Los Angeles.

From Steve Schullo - Fellow Committee Member (and friend of Jack) - Blog Post.

All of us on the 457b/403b over­sight advi­sory com­mit­tee are shocked and sad­dened by Jack Moscowitz’s sud­den death.

The retired prin­ci­pal of one of the biggest high schools in our dis­trict, Los Ange­les Uni­fied School Dis­trict, Jack was a nat­ural leader and our committee’s alter­nate Chair. He rep­re­sented the admin­is­tra­tors’ union from the onset of our com­mit­tee in 2006. I had the priv­i­lege of sit­ting with Jack on the ad hoc com­mit­tees to select our finan­cial con­sul­tant and our 457b TPA. He was eager to learn, asked ques­tions and chal­lenged other com­mit­tee mem­bers to be clear with motions and other com­mit­tee business.

Jack was well respected by all and an absolutely united and inte­gral part of our committee’s vision and com­mit­ment to reform and improve our district’s defined con­tri­bu­tion plans. Jack was an unwa­ver­ing fighter for all LAUSD employ­ees whether admin­is­tra­tors, teach­ers, teach­ers’ assis­tants, police or cus­to­di­ans in many other edu­ca­tional causes too. His inspi­ra­tion and drive for excel­lence will live on through us who knew and worked with Jack.