Meet the Board

Herman Merritt

Herman Merritt

Herman Merritt is a lifelong New Yorker who has served the city throughout his career. Mr. Merritt worked for the Department of Education (DOE) for 36 years, first as a teacher, then an assistant principal and finally served as an elementary school principal for 18 years. After leaving the DOE, Mr. Merritt joined the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators as their Political Director, where he is currently the Assistant Political Director.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Merritt attended New York University on a Martin Luther King scholarship and has long considered himself an activist. He joined the DOE right after graduating, aspiring to reform the New York public education system. He is deeply proud of the work he accomplished working for the city and hopes to continue his activism by bringing a fair, impartial perspective to the board. He is excited to give his community a voice and help the CCRB gain awareness. Mr. Merritt is a City Council designee from Brooklyn.

Professional Diploma, City College of New York; M.A., New York University; B.A., New York University