CHANCELLOR CARRANZA ANNOUNCES STREAMLINED SUPPORT AND LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE FOR NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS
Chancellor Carranza announced the appointment of LaShawn Robinson as Deputy Chancellor for School Climate & Wellness. LaShawn Robinson most recently served as the Executive Superintendent of the Office of Equity and Access, leading Advanced Placement for All, DREAM-Specialized High Schools Institute and College Access for All-Middle School. Robinson previously served as Superintendent of Transfer Schools from 2014 to 2016, Executive Director of the Advanced Placement Expansion Initiative from 2013 to 2014, and Principal of Brownsville Academy from 2008 to 2013.
The Deputy Chancellor for School Climate & Wellness will develop a vision for and oversee school climate and social-emotional supports that foster equity and success for New York City’s 1.1 million students. The new portfolio will bring together parts of this work that were previously in different divisions in order to increase coherence: the Office of Safety and Youth Development, the Office of Counseling Support Programs, the Office of Equity and Access, the Office of Community Schools, the Office of Health & Wellness, and the Office of School Health.
“I am extremely committed to this work because of the powerful impact it can have on students’ lives, and I look forward to increasing that impact and supporting our outstanding educators across New York City in this position,” said LaShawn Robinson, Deputy Chancellor of School Climate & Wellness. “Together, we can work towards strengthening our school communities to ensure equitable outcomes for students as we support them on the path to college, careers, and success.”