Meet David Banks, the New NYC Public Schools Chancellor
NYC mayor-elect Eric Adams has selected Eagle Academy president and CEO David Banks to be the next NYC public schools chancellor.
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In response to the Banks' announcement, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew issued a statement. “David Banks is an educator who cares deeply about children. We have worked well with David in the past, and we look forward to continuing that relationship as he takes on the challenge of running 1,600 schools still suffering from the effects of the pandemic.”
Who is David Banks, NYC's new public schools chancellor?
David Banks is president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation and the founding principal of the Eagle Academy for Young Men. His visionary approach to education emphasizes partnerships between schools and communities. Here are some of this achievements, milestones, and recognitions:
- In partnership with Scholastic Inc., Banks helped curate the Rising Voices Library, a collection of nonfiction and other books celebrating Blank and Latino boys.
- He’s the author of SOAR: How Boys Learn, Succeed and Develop Character
- Banks was a member of the mayor’s task force to reopen schools in 2020
- He was co-chair of the New York City Young Men’s Initiative in 2010
- Banks was a founding board member of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color from 2008-2012
- He made the Crain’s List of Notable Black Executives in 2021
Banks is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. He will take over as NYC Schools Chancellor after Eric Adams is sworn in as mayor on Jan. 1, 2022.