Mayor's Office of Education

Expanding access to quality pre-K and supporting students and residents through Community Schools.

Mayor’s Office of Education

What we do

The Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) provides leadership to improve education in the City of Philadelphia.

To achieve this mission, MOE creates policies and programs to:

  • Expand access to quality pre-K for Philadelphia families;
  • Support students and residents through Community Schools;
  • Facilitate collaboration and partnership among many stakeholders to strengthen the local education landscape; and
  • Advance key educational policy.

We work with public and private partners to support local schools and make educational opportunities more accessible for all.


1515 Arch St.
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Our programs


PHLpreK LOI announcement

Attention pre-K providers! PHLpreK is expanding to 3,300 seats in September 2019. Apply to join the program. LOIs are required and due no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on December 14, 2018. Learn more and submit your LOI.

Event attendance request

Would you like someone from the Mayor's Office of Education to attend your event?


  • Nov
    PHLpreK FY20 Solicitation & Child Care Facility Fund Information Session
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    1500 Market St 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    PHLpreK FY20 Solicitation & Child Care Facility Fund Information Session

    November 16, 2018
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    1500 Market St 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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Otis Hackney
Chief Education Officer

Otis Hackney believes in improving opportunities for all children. Otis is a Philadelphia native who began his career teaching mathematics at Germantown High School and more recently served as principal at South Philadelphia High School, where he successfully helped heal divisions after high-profile instances of racially motivated school violence. Under his leadership, South Philadelphia High School also adopted a “community school” approach by creating unique partnerships with supportive service providers. Otis’ work as a former teacher and principal, and now as the current Chief Education Officer, is motivated by healing divides and listening to children and community members’ needs.


Name Job Title Email Phone # Social
Julie Beamon PHLpreK Director(215) 686-0310
Shante' Brown Deputy Director for PHLpreK(215) 683-8464
Meghan McNally Budget Director(215) 686-0315
Sarah Peterson Director of Communications(215) 686-0312
Christine Piven Deputy Chief Education Officer(215) 686-3643