Office of Chancellor
52 Chambers Street
Brooklyn, NY 10007
Meisha Porter is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. Appointed on March 15, 2021, she is the first Black woman to lead the education of the system’s 1 million students in over 1,800 schools. A lifelong New Yorker and product of the City’s public schools, Chancellor Porter has climbed every rung of the DOE’s professional ladder: community coordinator, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, district superintendent, and Bronx executive superintendent before ascending to Chancellor. Under her leadership in her most recent position, graduation rate increases in the Bronx outpaced the gains of other boroughs. Her vast experience in the system makes her the ideal leader to advance us toward fully reopening our buildings to all students while accelerating progress toward equity and excellence for all.
Mary C. Wall works with the Chancellor and the Chancellor’s senior leadership team to develop and implement the goals, priorities, and policies of the DOE and serve as a key advisor on all aspects of the Department’s mission and leadership.
Donald Conyers supports the priorities of the Chancellor while overseeing the Executive Superintendents charged with the supervision and support of leaders, teachers, staff and students.
Edie Sharp is leading significant strategic projects, including reopening planning for the nation’s largest school district. Edie is also chief liaison to City Hall.
Judy Nathan is Acting General Counsel, representing and advising the DOE on all legal matters, including general practice issues, labor and employment matters, equal opportunity, employee discipline, special education, administrative/state/federal law and compliance, and commercial transactions.
Karin Goldmark oversees the Education Construction Fund, the development of new schools, school design, coordination with charter as well as non-public schools, district planning, space management, and the impartial hearings office.
LaShawn Robinson leads the DOE’s efforts to provide such student support services as safety, social and emotional wellness, mental health, medical care, community school initiatives, and guidance counseling.
Josh Wallack oversees the Department’s early education work, including the 3-K for All, Pre-K for All and Universal Literacy initiatives, as well as the Office of Student Enrollment, which manages admissions from Pre-K through high school as well as efforts to advance school diversity and equity.
Linda P. Chen oversees instructional supports for all learners and managing the Divisions of Teaching and Learning, Special Education, and English Language Learners.
Adrienne Austin leads the DOE’s work to empower families and communities, while increasing the public’s understanding of key policies to deepen support for them.
Julie L. Shapiro is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund for Public Schools(Open external link), an independent nonprofit that establishes public-private partnerships between the DOE and the philanthropic community. The Fund enables the DOE to pilot innovative projects, accelerate outcome-driven initiatives, and respond strategically to emerging needs across all NYC public schools.
For a full list of DOE Leadership and Offices please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/doe-leadership-and-offices
For a full list of Executive Superintendents please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/executive-superintendents
For a full list of District Leadership please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/district-leadership