Unedited First Draft of Chancellor’s Letter

Unedited First Draft of Chancellor’s Letter

 

Pricey Colleagues:

Superior morning and welcome to the new university year! I hope anyone experienced a fantastic summer. I invested it in my magnificent office, producing calls to Pretty Vital Men and women. None of them were being academics! And you won’t be hearing from me at any time shortly.

Thank you for all that you do for the young children and people of the New York City general public schools…and for your get the job done this week to get all set to welcome them back. I know you weren’t compensated for most of it, but hey, I make $349,840, so it is no pores and skin off my apple.

It’s been 36 several years given that my initial opening working day as a teacher—in a fourth-quality classroom at P.S. 167 in Brooklyn, and boy am I happy to have gotten the hell out of there. I however really feel the very same enjoyment and get the identical butterflies every yr on this working day, but I’m quite frigging pleased not to be in crumbling trailers executing the actual work. Observing the brilliant faces of our young persons and emotion the brilliance of their guarantee and prospective is so joyful and uplifting. You’d just about assume it was not me denying them enough funds or further more delaying affordable class dimensions!

From my initially day as Chancellor, I’ve been enormously energized by the possibility to team up with you and our overall metropolis to reimagine how we can improve aid of our schools, tighten the partnership with our households, and lift our students to a limitless foreseeable future. Man, that was a extended sentence. I hope there are not any English lecturers studying this!

It is my pleasure to be in my perfectly isolated, beautifully ventilated air-conditioned business office and see how you inspire, treatment for, and teach our youngsters. Just about every working day I thank the Lord that I get to sit listed here and pontificate when you do the true function. It is my expectation that, together, we rise to develop into the best faculty district in the country. If that takes place, you’d much better believe that I’ll choose all the credit score and do my very very best not to invest a person slim dime in your agreement, which expires upcoming 7 days.

I glance forward to image ops alongside you just about every day to get to greater heights. Ideally, we’ll hover happily looking greatest heights. And if you imagine you will get one particular iota of assist from me, I want to know particularly what you are large on.

Thank you for your work and your commitment. Love my crappy grading method. Collectively, let us make it a good university calendar year for our young ones. If that happens, I’ll just take all the credit, along with the mayor, blessed be his name for employing my brother. If it does not get the job done, I’ll blame you all more than the push, and search for people classes of 400 Mayor Adams wishes. Positive it will be awful, but imagine of all the dollars we can invest in redecorating my business office. 

I have a vision, bro.

Soaring higher,

David