Chancellor Richard A. Carranza Congratulates the Outstanding Educators of the Year
Chancellor Richard A. Carranza
On behalf of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), it is my pleasure to join you in recognizing Education Update’s 2019 Educators of the Year.
As a lifelong educator, I am aware of the power we have to make positive impacts in our students’ lives. I also know that if we are to advance equity now, it is crucial that we collaborate with each other to develop our school administrators and strengthen our leadership pipeline. Additionally, we must forge new alliances to ensure that our schools have the necessary resources to close the achievement gap and expand learning opportunities for everyone. Throughout the years, Education Update has been connecting educators, highlighting effective leadership, and supporting academic advancements in our schools. All of these efforts have helped educators throughout the country establish transformational and sustainable change within our education system.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the honorees: CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez; the acting provost of CUNY, Vita Rabinowitz; the cofounders of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman; the Head of the Windward School, John Russell; and Mercy College President Timothy Hall. These honorees are passionate educators who have developed innovative programs in their respective areas of expertise and demonstrated a passion and commitment to their students.
As we work to achieve equity and excellence for all students, I appreciate Education Update’s ongoing efforts to support and advance school leadership that help propel our students forward. Once again, I thank you for your tireless work, and I wish you all continued success in your future endeavors.
Richard A. Carranza