Chancellor Richard A. Carranza walks up the stairway leading into the DOE’s headquarters at Tweed Courthouse for the very first time.

What’s a little snow in April when it comes to your first day at your new job?

Today marks the first day of Richard A. Carranza’s tenure as Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.

Before arriving in NYC, Chancellor Carranza, previously served as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the largest school district in Texas, and the seventh largest in the United States. Before that, he served as the San Francisco Unified School District’s superintendent. Overall, Chancellor Carranza has been an educator for almost 30 years.

A grandson of Mexican immigrants, Chancellor Carranza credits his public school education for putting him on a path to college and a successful career. He believes that a great education changes lives, and he’s excited to help the next generation of New Yorkers achieve their dreams.

Chancellor Carranza Has Been an Educator for Nearly 30 Years

Chancellor Carranza will spend his first few weeks getting to know NYC, his leadership team, and the 1,800 schools under his watch.

To learn more about Chancellor Carranza, check out the DOE’s official bio, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with him as he begins his important work!

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