We know from the N.Y. Post who some of the nine new Executive Superintendents are and who a new Chief Academic Officer is.
Can anyone share anything about these people?
Carranza names 9 new ‘executive superintendents’ at DOE
By Selim Algar
August 27, 2018 | 2:27pm
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza filled out a new squad of Department of Education bureaucrats Monday, naming nine ‘‘executive superintendents’’ who will cost the city a total of about $2.5 million a year.
The fresh administrative layer will oversee 31 of the city’s superintendents in order to “streamline” their operations, according to the DOE.
Some critics have decried the expansion as needless bloat.
But the DOE said Monday that the new posts are constructive.
“These new appointments will further advance the mayor and chancellor’s Equity and Excellence for All agenda to ensure that, by 2026, 80 percent of students graduate high school on time and two-thirds of graduates are college and career ready,” the department saidin a statement.
The new hires include a range of former city teachers, principals and superintendents who will each earn $190,000 annually.
Barbara Freeman, who has served as superintendent of District 13 in Brooklyn since 2011, will now monitor five borough superintendents in her expanded role.
Bronx District 11 Superintendent Meisha Ross Porter will now oversee six borough districts.
Andre Spencer, who once served as a regional superintendent with the Houston school system — Carranza’s (inset) prior stop — was named as a Queens executive superintendent.
The DOE also tapped a former city teacher and principal who rose to senior positions in Baltimore and Philadelphia to serve as chief academic officer, officials announced on Monday.
Dr. Linda Chen, who once taught at PS 163 in Manhattan and later became principal at PS 165, also in Manhattan, will manage and oversee the DOE’s entire educational framework, officials said.
After her New York stints, Chen held posts in Philadelphia and Boston before becoming Baltimore’s chief academic officer.
“I’m excited to return to New York City public schools as chief academic officer and be part of the mayor and chancellor’s bold Equity and Excellence for All agenda,” Chen said in a statement.
“I’m looking forward to working with our great New York City educators and hearing about what’s working and where we can improve.”
The Seattle native currently serves as vice president at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit organization.
“Chen started school speaking very limited English and brings a deep knowledge of serving English-language learners and students with disabilities to her position,” the DOE said in a statement.
We have the names of all nine executive superintendents from Chalkbeat.
The executive superintendents named Monday are:
Recy Benjamin Dunn, executive superintendent for Affinity Schools
Tim Lisante, executive superintendent for transfer schools, District 79, and adult and continuing education
Barbara Freeman, executive superintendent for Brooklyn South, Districts 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22
Anthony Lodico, executive superintendent for Staten Island, District 31
Lawrence Pendergast, executive superintendent for Queens North, Districts 24-26 and 30
Marisol Rosales, executive superintendent for Manhattan, Districts 1-6
Meisha Ross Porter, executive superintendent for the Bronx, Districts 7-12
Andre Spencer, executive superintendent for Queens South, Districts 27-29
Karen Watts, executive superintendent for Brooklyn North, Districts 13-16, 19, 23, and 32
Their start date is Sept. 5, the first day of school for the city’s 1.1 million students