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### Departure of Carolyne Quintana, Key NYC Department of Education Official, Amidst Organizational Changes

Carolyne Quintana, the top official in the city Department of Education, is resigning amidst a reorganization within her department, as reported by the Daily News.

Deputy Chancellor Quintana, who has served in Schools Chancellor David Banks’ cabinet for two years, will depart from the DOE at the conclusion of the current school year, as indicated in an internal memo circulated on Monday.

Additionally, her department will be disbanded as part of a restructuring initiative aimed at enhancing the allocation of teaching and learning resources.

“I am profoundly grateful to Deputy Chancellor Quintana for her expertise and dedication to the students and educators of our city,” expressed the chancellor in an email communication.

Quintana’s significant contributions include the establishment of [ppp0], the implementation of the nation’s largest dyslexia screening program, advancements in Artificial Intelligence initiatives, leadership of the Special Education Advisory Council, and the initiation of numerous other programs.

The spokesperson for the public schools declined to disclose Quintana’s future plans. While approximately 2,000 current DOE staff members are part of the teaching and learning division, the dissolution of the division is not expected to result in any layoffs, according to the memo.

“I believe that relocating the substantial central Teaching & Learning resources closer to our schools under the guidance of local superintendents will expedite the progress of NYC Reads, enhance math education, and prepare our students for successful and promising futures,” stated Banks in the memo.

Quintana’s departure coincides with a series of notable exits, including the deputy chancellor of school leadership, the former head of technology preceding a technical crisis during a recent snow day, and the chancellor’s chief of staff Melissa Aviles-Ramos, who spearheaded the schools’ initiatives for migrant students.

“As an educator dedicated to lifelong learning, I am confident that the groundwork laid by our team over the past two years will have a lasting impact and benefit countless generations of students,” remarked Quintana in a statement.

Deputy chancellor Carolyne Quintana