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.