Watch CBS News

Meisha Ross Porter Officially Takes Over As New York City Schools Chancellor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- It's the first official day on the job for New York City's new Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter.

She is the first African-American woman to hold the position.

MORE: Richard Carranza Sends Farewell Letter On Last Day As NYC Schools Chancellor: 'It Has Been The Honor Of A Lifetime'

Porter is a product of the city's school system and most recently served as Bronx executive superintendent.

RELATED: Parents Hopeful Incoming Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Will Address Strains Of Pandemic And Growing Learning Gap

She replaces former chancellor Richard Carranza, who stepped down last month citing personal issues.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.