Janice Ross is the superintendent of New York City Department of Education-Brooklyn North High Schools. After receiving a Bachelor of Education at Stony Brook University, where she graduated cum laude, Ross began her career as an educator in East New York, Brooklyn, teaching social studies. Following a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Brooklyn College, she was a guidance counselor, and then the founding principal of the School for Classics: An Academy of Thinkers, Writers and Performers. Ross’s pedagogic philosophy is that of critical love, which is about teaching the whole child with a growth mindset. She has worked to introduce equity focused practices such as culturally responsive sustaining practices and advanced literacy into her district, along with improved social and emotional learning. Brooklyn North High Schools continue to improve with more students graduating college and career ready. Ross is a long time resident of New York.