District 20 family advocate William Chin usually spends his days navigating puzzled, curious and frustrated parents through the Department of Education maze.
The unflappable Chin was rewarded for the tall task on Feb. 10 when the Parent Teacher Association of PS/IS 104 honored the District 20 family advocate at its International Brotherhood Tea — a neighborhood institution which has recognized notables in the community for half a century.
Chin, who has held his post for the past seven years, was presented with a plaque, plus feted with musical presentations by students in Class 2-226 and the Sixth Grade Chorus, during a ceremony at the Fort Hamilton school on 92nd Street near Fifth Avenue, which was also attended by his wife, Wah.
The calls fielded by the community liaison usually depend on what time of the school year it is, he said.
“Right now, it’s all about kindergarten registration and high school test scores.”
Chin was thrilled by the recognition.
“In my job, you don’t get too much of that, so it’s very nice,” he added.