December 8, 2021

Educators for Excellence-New York Congratulates David Banks on his Appointment as Schools Chancellor

“As a New York City educator, I am beyond excited by the appointment of David Banks as the new Chancellor of our schools,” said Omar Soriano, a third grade teacher at PS 126 Dr Marjorie H Dunbar in the Bronx. “Mr. Banks’ experience as a school leader and champion for Black and Brown students in communities across our city is encouraging as he steps into his new role during this turbulent time. My hope is that Mr. Banks will seek out the expertise of educators as we continue to navigate the impacts of the pandemic on our schools and build coalitions with stakeholders who uplift teachers and students.” 
“We extend the heartiest congratulations to David Banks on his nomination to serve as the next New York City Schools Chancellor. Having prioritized the academic, social and cultural thriving of underserved children throughout his career, Mr. Banks appreciates the magnitude of all that our students have endured over the last two years, and he knows that now is not the time to pump the brakes on the strong academic programs and social-emotional supports that our students need,” said Paula L. White, Executive Director of E4E-New York. “We will look to the Banks administration to ensure that educators are well-prepared to meet the challenges ahead with ample resources and job-embedded professional development. Above all, we look forward to educators’ perspectives being incorporated in every decision on teaching and learning.”


Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of more than 33,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

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Educators for Excellence-New York Congratulates David Banks on his Appointment as Schools Chancellor