A top Department of Education official is expected to take a leave of absence to work on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, sources told the Post.
Karin Goldmark, deputy chancellor of school planning and design, has told colleagues about the impending assignment with the Democratic nominee.
A DOE spokesperson said Tuesday that Goldmark has not filed for a permanent resignation and declined to comment on any upcoming plans related to Biden.
The Stuyvesant High School graduate has been an integral player in the upper tier of the DOE and a key driver between many major policy initiatives in recent years.
Goldmark has been with the DOE since 2018 and spent several years as a senior policy adviser in the mayor’s office prior to that.
The DOE has been hit by a wave of high profile departures in recent months before the uncertain start of the new academic year.
Most recently, Chief Operating Officer Ursulina Ramirez left to take a job at a non-profit organization.
Cheryl Watson-Harris, Carranza’s former first deputy chancellor, previously left to become the schools superintendent in DeKalb County, Ga.
Tomas Hanna, the DOE’s former chief human capital officer, left in July to become superintendent at the 6,024-student Coatesville, Pa.