As the city’s education department embarks on an unprecedented school year, it will have to do so without one of its top officials.
What You Need To Know
- Ursulina Ramirez, a top education department staffer, is departing her job ahead of the new school year
- Ramirez has worked for Mayor de Blasio for a decade, the latest high-profile education department official to leave this summer
- An architect of the mayor’s pre-kindergarten plan, she helped shift to remote learning and prepare for schools to open part-time this fall
Ursulina Ramirez, the DOE’s chief operating officer, is leaving to take a job at an nonprofit organization, after 10 years working for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the last six at the education department.
“It’s emotional,” she said in an exclusive sit-down with NY1.
A trusted adviser, she helped de Blasio write his plan for universal pre-kindergarten that he campaigned on.
She’s leaving as