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

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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 Phone #
Maxwell Akuamoah-Boateng Director of Operation, Community Schools
(215) 686-0333
Shante' Brown Director of Operations for PHLpreK
(215) 683-8464
Sarah Peterson Director of Communications
(215) 686-0312
Christine Piven Deputy Chief Education Officer
(215) 686-3643
Priscilla Suero Director of Finance and Administration
(215) 686-0315
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