Sophia Pappas


New York City Department of Education - Executive Director of the Office of Early Childhood Education
- http://schools.nyc.gov/


Sophia is Executive Director of the Office of Early Childhood Education at the New York City Department of Education. In this role, she oversees Universal Prekindergarten for thousands of four-year-olds across the city as well as other birth-age 8 initiatives. She previously served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chancellor of the Division of Talent, Labor, and Innovation in the New York City Department of Education. A former pre-kindergarten teacher in Newark, NJ, she led the expansion of Teach for America into pre-kindergarten and Head Start classrooms across the country.