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Meisha Porter Makes History as the First Black Woman to Lead the Nation's Largest School System

This Black woman will now lead the nation’s largest school system. On Friday, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio announced that Meisha Ross Porter will become New York City’s Chancellor, reports Because of Them We Can (BOTWC). She will replace Chancellor, Richard Carranza, and will be the first Black woman to lead the school system. Currently, Porter is the executive superintendent of the Bronx and will start her new position on March 15. I've dedicated my life to @NYCschools , and cannot imagine a greater honor than the opportunity to lead as Chancellor. @NYCmayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza have laid an incredible foundation. I am ready to hit the ground running and lead our schools to a full recovery. — Dr. Meisha Porter (@MeishaPorter) February 26, 2021 “As a lifelong New Yorker, a product of our City’s public schools, and a career educator, it is the honor of my lifetime to serve as Chancellor,” said the Queens native in a statement. “Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor...

Mar 2, 2021