News

Walcott’s Excitement Shines As He Preps To Take Over

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is seen at P.S. 10 in Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 15, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is seen at P.S. 10 in Park Slope – Brooklyn, NY – Apr 15, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

lamb_feature Rich Lamb
Rich Lamb is an award-winning reporter, who has been on the air at...
Read More

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – In his last day before becoming the official schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott spent Friday serving kids at P.S. 10 in Park Slope his healthy soymilk-based banana-flavored waffles.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports on Walcott’s excitement

Walcott said he’s excited to officially start on Monday even though he’s already made steps to start a little sooner.

“I think the first priority for me is to keep doing what I’m doing right now, really talking to our students and really talking to the people out there and really focused on showcasing all the outstanding schools that are out there,” Walcott said.

Walcott has a reputation for having a mellow laid back personality and says he has no intention of letting that change.

“There’s no reason not to. My style is the way I am and I will not change that at all,” he said. “Obviously, there are tough issues that we have to address. You really have to stay focused and stay determined and have a plan.”