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Who Is Meisha Ross Porter? First Black Woman To Become NYC Schools Chancellor

Meisha Ross Porter
Meisha Ross Porter: Meisha Ross Porter was recently named as the New York City Schools Chancellor. Porter is a Bronx Executive Superintendent who has been promoted to a top position by Chancellor Richard Carranza.

She has been Bronx Executive Superintendent since 2018 and currently oversees Districts 7 to 12, which contains all of the Bronx public schools.

During a press conference, Porter stated that “This is the great privilege of my life at this moment.”

Who Is Meisha Ross Porter?

  1. Meisha Ross Porter will become the first Black woman to lead the nation’s largest public school district. The New York School district has approximately 1 million students.
  2. Current New York City School Chancellor Richard Carranza will be leaving his post on March 15, and Porter will take over the school system. Carranza praised Porter and said that “She has dedicated her life to New York City public schools and has a deep and crucial understanding of what it means to be a teacher and a principal.”
  3. Porter has been working for the New York City public school system for 20 years.
  4. She graduated from the city’s public schools and is a lifelong New Yorker.
  5. Her career began as a teacher at the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice.
  6. She proceeded to become the principal of Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice.
  7. As an educator, Porter has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and school founder.

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