BROWNSVILLE — A new superintendent will take the reins at Brownsville’s School District 23, according to the Department of Education.
Mauriciere de Govia, who served as the district's superintendent for three years, is moving on this summer to become the Brooklyn South Borough Support Center Director, officials said.
Dr. Miatheresa Pate is set to take over the position on July 1, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced in a letter to DOE staff.
Fariña called Pate a “strategy-driven system leader” and touted her school reform initiatives.
The new superintendent, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, currently works as the principal lead facilitator in the district and served as principal of I.S. 109 in Queens, according to the DOE.
She started her career working in Albany public schools in 2001 and taught in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2005, officials said.
“I am excited for the opportunity to accelerate teaching and learning in District 23 and continue my pedagogical work in Brownsville, a resilient community that fights every day to ensure all children are successful,” Pate said in a statement, adding that she’s committed to strengthening community partnerships and family engagement.