Article on Chalkbeat about the new members of the Board of Regents.  One of the new Regents is Judy Chin who was the Queens superintendent when FIHS opened up in 2004.  There's a quote from Claire in the article:

 

After her stint in East Harlem, Chin taught at a school in Crown Heights before becoming the principal of schools in Chinatown and Chelsea. More recently, she served as a superintendent and network leader under Joel Klein, helping to open one of Queens’ first small high schools in 2004, Flushing International High School.

 

“She knew who those students were, she understood who English language learners were and she understood why a school like ours would be so helpful to them,” said Claire Sylvan, of the Internationals Network for Public Schools, which includes Flushing International.