The College of Education and the UA Alumni Association co-hosted an event at the Chela Park Slope restaurant in Brooklyn to introduce our grad Richard Carranza to the Tri-State UA alumni. Carranza is now the chancellor of the New York City public schools, the largest school system in the nation. The 1,800 schools are responsible for educating 1.1 million students.
A native Tucsonan and dedicated educator for nearly 30 years, Carranza earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the college in 1991. Carranza is ready to help the next generation of New Yorkers achieve their dreams.
Dean Bruce Johnson introduced Carranza, who spoke about his pride in being a UA alumnus and his excellent professional preparation from the college. He added that no one would be a success without teachers to inspire them and educators deserve much respect for their hard work and dedication.
Watch this impromptu interview right after the event.