Tuesday, August 28, 2018


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


Anonymous said...

Waste, fraud and continuous incremental demolition of public school education. Would you just look at that! 9 additional executive superintendents. Welcome to Bloat City.

Anonymous said...

Is there a white person in the group?

Anonymous said...

The money would be better spent on reducing class size. There is always more room at the top.

Abigail Shure

Anonymous said...

Amazing that they can find $2.5 million to pay these people to oversee other overseers. Agree with all of the above comments. Is anyone other than the lowly rank and file thinking about a more constructive use of that $2.5 million?

Anonymous said...

You must be joking. The only person involved with the DOE is Bill DeBlasio.

Anonymous said...

Not a job for white people...too uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

I don't give a tuppenny fuck what race these folks are. What I do wonder about is why the City of Nu' Yawk is willing to cough up the cabbage for these dudes to be on the payroll.

Anonymous said...

Hired from Baltimore and Houston, two failing systems. Nice prediction of where this chancellor is leading the system to.

Anonymous said...

The new executive superintendent for District 1-6 has a reputation for toxicity:


Here is what it looks like working in a school in her district:


That Carranza promoted somebody with this kind of reputation tells you all you need to know about the new chancellor.

Anonymous said...

Karen Watts is one large POS, how the "F" did she receive a position? The UFT had major complaints about her as a superintendent and was hours away from a protest rally at her district office in June 2017. The DOE read her the riot act and she was ordered to address each and every concern. The fact that she is one of the new
honchos speaks volumes about the Mariachi Man.

Anonymous said...

It's because the other superintendents are untrustworthy and ineffective. However, DeBlasio and Carranza will never clean house and sweep them out!

Anonymous said...

And all black and spanish, and 1 chinese. But its a big problem that brooklyn tech is all white and asian.

Anonymous said...

No sir. That would be racist��

Anonymous said...

It's a bigger problem that the entire system is a death spiral.

Anonymous said...

Of course its a death spiral, thats why im quitting right after the retro payment. But just see the double standard, all the black and spanish supervisors, principals, aps, district people, execs, but they are quick to point out how blacks are being cheated out of schools, schools they dont deserve to be in in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Yes, very ironic indeed.

Anonymous said...

While california touts plan to give all illegal immigrants free universal healthcare.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, James to go off topic. Have any ATRs out there received their assignments?

Anonymous said...


waitingforsupport said...

Not yet

Anonymous said...

As seattle authorizes a teacher strike, we still await 80% of our retro from 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

HAHA. Or they are criminals/stupid. How does aggressive policing affect the educational outcomes of minority youth? Our new working paper finds a negative effect of a policing program in NYC on test-scores for African-American boys aged 13-15 years.

TJL said...

It's obvious from the article. "Equity and excellence" appears twice, and the other buzzwords/phrases "ELL" and "students with disabilities" make their presence known as well.

These Super Supes were picked because they believe in and will enforce the Carranza and DeBlasio's agenda. The "Fundamental Transformation" of NYC public schools, if you will.

To whomever is posting from Solidarity, I'm not at all surprised Rosales was tapped. Besides what you have pointed out, she is also a "true believer" in the whole SJW/"Equity" agenda. I firmly believe she's the reason all I heard about every week in PD was political propaganda, "equity", "____ for all", etc.

Anonymous said...

Anti white if you ask me. Also, simply, this shit doesnt work.

Unknown said...

Why the negativity about money. Especially from the white anonymous idiots.We have public schools with predominantly blacks that get nothing in equality from the DOE.Its about time minority people help make decisions for our black children.