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Meisha Ross Porter

Meisha Ross Porter currently serves as the Bronx Executive Superintendent where she is deeply invested in deepening school leaders equity lens and building collaborative practices across schools. Prior to taking the helm as the Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha served as Superintendent for Community School District #11 and Principal of The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice(LGJ). During her tenure at LGJ, Meisha served as Community Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, and taught English before becoming an Assistant Principal and then taking the helm as Principal in 2004. Having worked her way up through the ranks, she is exceedingly aware of the challenges city schools face and has dedicated her life to improving the learning environment for all students.  Meisha also believes that if school leaders, teachers and parents focus on empowering students to achieve their unique individual potential they will be prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Born in 1973 in Far Rockaway and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Meisha Ross-Porter began her life just as her students do.  A product of the New York City Public Schools, she graduated from Queens Vocational and Technical High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in English concentrating in Cross Cultural Literature and Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.  She later received her Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Mercy College and completed her School District Leader certification through the NYC Advanced Leadership Institute and is currently pursuing her EdD at Fordham University. Meisha lives in the Bronx with her husband Norris Porter, her a daughter Jordyn and honored daughters Deshauna Lakara and Jydin.