New York City Incoming Schools Chancellor Cites Community Schools in Inaugural Message

New York, NY – Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, cited community schools in his initial letter to New York City Department of Education staff, issued just one day after the press conference at which Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his decision to hire Carranza to lead the nation’s largest school system.  After introducing himself as a lifelong educator, Carranza spoke of the clear alignment between his vision and that of the Mayor, noting: “Already, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina have made historic investments in the future of New York City through the Equity and Excellence for All agenda…You are leading the way in supporting the whole child with the nation’s largest system of Community Schools and after-school programs.”   As Deputy Superintendent and then Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District for eight years, Carranza oversaw the expansion of Community Schools, an initiative led by Children’s Aid alumna Hayin Kim and supported by NCCS through on-site coaching, training, and other capacity-building.