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Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Introduce New Public School Superintendents

  • Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022

Hired with an unprecedented amount of family and community involvement, 45 superintendents begin on July 1

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today introduced 45 new and returning New York City public schools district superintendents, who represent a diverse cross-section of experience in public schools and a commitment to putting students and families at the core of our city’s schools. 

“For the first time, the process of selecting district superintendents has involved constant input from parents, giving them the opportunity to hear from candidates, ask questions, and provide feedback on who should be the superintendent for their community,” said Mayor Adams. "These superintendents are committed to the communities they serve: To children, their parents, and families and teachers. From the start, we vowed to ‘Get Stuff Done’ for New York City families and this is just the beginning. We have much more in store for our children and families to transform our education system and deliver the best results for our young New Yorkers who depend on us.”

“It is my honor to introduce today the educational leaders on my team that will work every day to reimagine our public schools,” said Schools Chancellor David C. Banks. “We promised our students bold action and each of these leaders is prepared to step into this newly reimagined role of superintendent to deliver on that promise. For families and community partners, each of these leaders understands that they will be held accountable for partnering with you to meet the needs of your community and improve the school experience of our students.” 

Superintendents begin on July 1st and they are tasked with implementing Chancellor Banks’s ‘Bold Vision for Transforming and Building Trust in New York City Public Schools.’ Under this vision, the role of superintendent will now be responsible for improving outcomes for students and reimagining their learning experiences, leading the implementation of high-quality curriculum, supervising district-based staff, supporting teacher training district-wide, and developing the next generation of school leaders. 

Significantly, superintendents will be responsible for making sure each school is welcoming and responsive to all members of their community. For families, that means the superintendent is responsible for ensuring students are fully supported – for example, that communications go home in families’ home languages, issues with transportation are addressed, services for students with disabilities and multilingual learners are in place, counseling is available when needed, and student attendance is robust. For community members, superintendents will cultivate relationships with parent groups, councils, elected officials, advocacy groups, unions, the business community, and community organizations to ensure that the whole district is supporting its local schools.

Every superintendent will engage in a ‘Listening & Learning Tour’ over the summer to connect with students, parents, school leaders, educators, and local community members and to listen to their recommendations for improving schools. Additionally, they will build out their school support teams and guide the creation of District Comprehensive Education Plans. Their primary goal is ensuring every school is prepared and supported for a strong start to the 2022-23 school year.

"The role of a superintendent comes with a tremendous responsibility to our students and families, from improving student outcomes to providing support where families need it most, said Deputy Chancellor for School Leadership Desmond Blackburn. “I am thrilled to work alongside this class of incredible leaders as we engage with our communities, build out our plans for the upcoming school year, and most importantly — transform what it means to be a superintendent."

Like the students they serve, our superintendents come from diverse backgrounds, and all have deep experience in our schools and communities. All 45 superintendents are current or former New York City public school educators, and their previous roles and experience include principals, deputy superintendents, and current superintendents.

Every superintendent position underwent an open hiring process – allowing current superintendents to apply alongside both internal and external candidates. For the first time, this process included community town halls where families heard from finalists, were able to ask questions, and provided feedback. Following the public town halls, the CECs and Presidents’ Councils, as well as a representative of the UFT, a representative of the CSA, and a representative of DC 37, engaged in the Chancellor’s Regulation C-37 consultation process. Deputy Chancellor of School Leadership Desmond K. Blackburn led the superintendent hiring process and Chancellor Banks made the final hiring decisions after incorporating the feedback of parents, union partners, and community members, and considering the needs of each district

Community Superintendent, District 1
Carry Chan

Community Superintendent, District 2
Kelly McGuire

Community Superintendent, District 3
Kamar Samuels

Community Superintendent, District 4
Kristy De La Cruz

Community Superintendent, District 5
Sean Davenport

Community Superintendent, District 6
Manuel Ramirez

Community Superintendent, District 7
Roberto Padilla

Community Superintendent, District 8
Jennifer Joynt

Community Superintendent, District 9
Harry Sherman

Community Superintendent, District 10
Maribel Torres-Hulla

Community Superintendent, District 11
Cristine Vaughan

Community Superintendent, District 12
Jacqueline Rosado

Community Superintendent, District 13
Robin Davson (acting)

Community Superintendent, District 14
David Cintron (acting)

Community Superintendent, District 15
Rafael Alvarez

Community Superintendent, District 16
Brendan Mims

Community Superintendent, District 17
Shenean Lindsay

Community Superintendent, District 18
Celeste Douglas

Community Superintendent, District 19
Tamra Collins

Community Superintendent, District 20
David Pretto

Community Superintendent, District 21
Isabel Dimola

Community Superintendent, District 22
Julia Bove

Community Superintendent, District 23
Khalek Kirkland

Community Superintendent, District 24
Madelene Chan

Community Superintendent, District 25
Danielle DiMango

Community Superintendent, District 26
Danielle Giunta

Community Superintendent, District 27
David Norment

Community Superintendent, District 28
Tammy Pate

Community Superintendent, District 29
Crystal Bonds

Community Superintendent, District 30
Philip Composto

Community Superintendent, District 31
Marion Wilson

Community Superintendent, District 32
Rebecca Lozada

Superintendent, District 75 Citywide Programs
Ketler Louissaint

Superintendent, District 79
Glenda Esperance (acting)

High School Superintendent, Manhattan HS Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Gary Beidleman (acting)

High School Superintendent, Bronx HS Districts 7, 9 and 12 
Renee Peart

High School Superintendent, Bronx HS Districts 8, 10 and 11
Fia Davis

High School Superintendent, Brooklyn North HS Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 23, and 32
Janice Ross

High School Superintendent, Brooklyn South Districts 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22
Michael Prayor

High School Superintendent, Queens North Districts 24, 25, 26, 30
Hoa Tu

High School Superintendent, Queens South Districts 27, 28, 29
Josephine Van-Ess

High School Superintendent, Consortium, International and Outward Bound
Alan Cheng

High School Superintendent, CUNY and Urban Assembly
Fred Walsh

High School Superintendent, New Visions
Richard Cintron

High School Superintendent, Transfer Schools
John Sullivan