Riverdale community leader Phyllis Post Goodman (1932-1995) received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the City University of New York and spent her entire career working as a school teacher in Washington Heights. Goodman was known for her unwavering commitment to education—she served as vice president of both the David A. Stein Riverdale Junior High School and Bronx High School of Science Parents' Associations, and was President of P.S. 24 Parents' Association during the teacher's strike of 1968. In the early 1970s, Goodman was active in the effort to preserve a piece of land on West 230th Street originally slated for commercial development. These efforts proved successful, and today the land is the site of John F. Kennedy High School and P.S. 37.