The mystery of who will become the next New York City schools chancellor is apparently over.


The New York Times is reporting that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will appoint Carmen Farina over other speculated contenders — including Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr.


Farina retired in 2006 from her position as a deputy chancellor in the New York City Education Department, according to the Times article. She has also been a teacher, principal and superintendent.


For the last few months, Starr’s name arose amid speculation over who de Blasio would pick.


According to an Oct. 2 GothamSchools article, Starr said that he was “deeply committed” to his post in Montgomery County.

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