Unedited First Draft of Chancellor’s Letter

Unedited First Draft of Chancellor’s Letter


Dear Colleagues:

Excellent morning and welcome to the new school calendar year! I hope every person had a great summer. I spent it in my luxurious office, earning phone calls to Incredibly Significant People today. None of them were teachers! And you won’t be hearing from me at any time quickly.

Thank you for all that you do for the kids and people of the New York City community schools…and for your perform this 7 days to get ready to welcome them again. I know you weren’t paid out for most of it, but hey, I make $349,840, so it is no skin off my apple.

It is been 36 years since my to start with opening working day as a teacher—in a fourth-grade classroom at P.S. 167 in Brooklyn, and boy am I happy to have gotten the hell out of there. I even now come to feel the exact excitement and get the similar butterflies each yr on this working day, but I’m very frigging happy not to be in crumbling trailers accomplishing the precise do the job. Looking at the dazzling faces of our youthful men and women and sensation the brilliance of their promise and likely is so joyful and uplifting. You’d almost think it wasn’t me denying them adequate funds or further more delaying fair course measurements!

From my first working day as Chancellor, I’ve been tremendously energized by the option to crew up with you and our overall town to reimagine how we can fortify help of our colleges, tighten the partnership with our family members, and raise our pupils to a limitless potential. Guy, that was a extended sentence. I hope there aren’t any English lecturers studying this!

It’s my pleasure to be in my correctly isolated, perfectly ventilated air-conditioned business and see how you encourage, care for, and teach our small children. Each individual working day I thank the Lord that I get to sit here and pontificate whilst you do the real function. It’s my expectation that, alongside one another, we increase to grow to be the ideal school district in the nation. If that takes place, you’d improved believe I’ll consider all the credit and do my really most effective not to commit one particular skinny dime in your agreement, which expires up coming week.

I appear ahead to image ops alongside you every single working day to attain bigger heights. Ideally, we’ll hover happily looking greatest heights. And if you assume you’ll acquire one particular iota of guidance from me, I want to know just what you are substantial on.

Thank you for your function and your perseverance. Take pleasure in my crappy grading program. Alongside one another, let us make it a excellent university 12 months for our youngsters. If that happens, I’ll acquire all the credit history, together with the mayor, blessed be his name for choosing my brother. If it doesn’t operate, I’ll blame you all above the press, and seek out those classes of 400 Mayor Adams wishes. Confident it will be awful, but assume of all the funds we can invest in redecorating my place of work. 

I have a vision, bro.

Soaring significant,


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