New Orleanes search for new, “singular” superintendent of schools
Running a large city school district requires special leadership and New Orleans’ all-charter system calls for that and then some. In 15 years since Hurricane Katrina, schools in New Orleans made unprecedented progress, moving from an equivalent of an F on the state report card to a C. The task of the next superintendent will be to build on that progress and at the same time engage the community in making future progress align with their goals and aspirations.
“The person in this position needs to come in and build a clear vision for the system going forward,” says Scott Benson, a member of the board of New Schools for New Orleans. “They need to build that clarity of vision with the community.”