Chris Cerf

Chris Cerf was superintendent of Newark Public Schools from June 2015 to December 2017, before stepping down to return New Jersey’s largest school district to local control. Before that, he served as the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, the deputy chancellor of the NYC Department of Education, and associate counsel to President Clinton. Cerf started his career as a high school teacher after graduating from Amherst College and before attending Columbia LawSchool.