Meisha Porter: Born, Bred and Educated in NYC
Born in Queens, New York and comes from a family of educators. She was raised by a single mother who returned New York City Public Schools to school to finish her degree and Have a New Chancellor become an educator herself; her upbringing has taught her the power Meisha Porter: Born, Bred, of public education, and the difference And Educated In NYC one teacher can make.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Meisha Porter—a New York City public school graduate and 20-year veteran who has led at every level in the system—the next Chancellor of New York City public schools, and the first Black woman to serve in the role. Porter succeds Richard Carranza. The first person appointed from within DOE leadership in recent history, she took the helm of the largest school district in the nation on March 15. “Today is an historic day for New York City schools. Meisha Porter is a homegrown New Yorker who knows what it takes to give every kid the high quality public school education they deserve.” said May Bill De Blasio.”
“As a lifelong New Yorker, a product of our City’s schools, and a career educator, it is the honor of my lifetime to serve as Chancellor, “said Porter. Born in Queens, New tendent of District 11, which served the Pelham Parkway, Eastchester, and Woodlawn neighborhoods of the Bronx.her the power of public edupublic schools, and a career educator, it is the honor of my lifetime to serve as chancellor, “said Porter. Born in Queens, New York and from a family of educators, she was raised by a single mother who cation, and the difference returned to school to finish her degree and become an educator herself. Her upbringing taught her the one teacher can make.
Porter left her position as Bronx executive superin- Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice—a tendent, leading community school districts 7-12 and school she helped conceive and found. After 18 years at New Visions Affinity schools, covering the entire bor- the school, where she became principal, she spent three ough’s 361 schools and 235,448 students. She started her years as superintendent of District 11, which served the career as a youth organizer in Highbridge, and joined the Pelham Parkway, Eastchester, and Woodlawn neighborDepartment of Education (DOE) as a teacher at the hoods of the Bronx.