Statement on Dan Weisberg’s Appointment as First Deputy Chancellor of NYC Public Schools

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams and incoming Schools Chancellor David Banks announced today that TNTP CEO Dan Weisberg will be appointed First Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Weisberg joined TNTP, a leading national nonprofit organization that works with educators and districts to improve the quality of K-12 education, in 2009 and has served as CEO since 2015. Last month, TNTP announced the appointment of Tequilla Brownie, Ed.D. as CEO, effective January 1, 2022. 

Weisberg and Dr. Brownie released the following statements:

As a product of New York City public schools and a lifelong resident, I’m humbled by the chance to serve my city and be a part of Chancellor Banks’ team at such a crucial moment—and to help ensure all our students get the educational opportunities they deserve,” said TNTP CEO Dan Weisberg. “Leading TNTP has been the honor of my lifetime, and I couldn’t be more excited that Tequilla is stepping up as its next leader. I can’t wait to see where she and the rest of our amazing people take the organization from here.”

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside Dan for nearly a decade—so I know how lucky the one million students in New York City are to have a leader like him in their corner,” said incoming TNTP CEO Tequilla Brownie, Ed.D. “Dan’s vision and dogged focus on what students are actually experiencing in school will make him indispensable to the new administration. And his appointment to such a critical role speaks to the remarkable impact and growth of TNTP under his leadership. As much as I’ll miss having Dan as a colleague, anyone who knows him will tell you he’s a New Yorker through and through—so it’s hard to imagine a more perfect role for him.”


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