Meisha Ross Porter

Meisha Ross Porter (/ˈmʃə/; born February 7, 1974)[1] is an American educator and current New York City Schools Chancellor.[2] She was announced for the role on February 26, 2021, when former chancellor Richard Carranza stepped down from the post.

Meisha R. Porter
New York City Schools Chancellor
Assumed office
March 15, 2021
Appointed byBill de Blasio
Preceded byRichard Carranza
Executive Superindent for the Bronx
In office
2018 – March 15, 2021
ChancellorRichard Carranza
Personal details
Born (1974-02-07) February 7, 1974 (age 47)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationQueens Technical High School
Alma materFordham University

Before becoming chancellor, she was the executive superintendent of the Bronx school districts.[3]


  1. ^ Shapiro, Eliza (2021-02-26). "N.Y.C. Schools Chief to Resign After Clashes Over Desegregation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  2. ^ Miller, Ryan W. "Longtime NYC educator Meisha Ross Porter to be first Black woman leading nation's largest public school district". USA Today. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  3. ^ Chang, Sophia; Gould, Jessica (2021-02-26). "NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Resigns". Gothamist. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
Educational offices
Preceded by
Richard Carranza
Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education