Dean Coleman to Co-Chair the Search for the New BPS Superintendent

COLEMANNDean Hardin Coleman will co-chair the search panel for the new Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. Dean Coleman will lead the search panel with Robert Gallery, president of Bank of America Massachusetts and a board member of the Boston Plan for Excellence, an education nonprofit. Coleman and Gallery were appointed by Boston Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh.

The search panel will appoint a new BPS Superintendent by September 2014. Below is an excerpt from the Boston Globe:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston School Committee are expected to announce Thursday the creation of a 12-member search committee for a new school superintendent, the first significant step toward finding a new leader in nearly 10 months.

The search committee will be working under a tight deadline with a goal of having a new superintendent in place by September, city and school officials said.

Michael O’Neill, the School Committee chairman, acknowledged in an interview that it was an ambitious goal, and he said that the School Committee would adjust the timeline if members are not pleased with the pool of candidates.

“It’s important for us to get it right,” O’Neill said.

The search panel will be led by Hardin Coleman, a School Committee member and dean of Boston University’s School of Education, and Robert Gallery, president of Bank of America Massachusetts and a board member of the Boston Plan for Excellence, an education nonprofit.

Kate Norton, a Walsh spokeswoman, said the search committee is expected to name about three finalists in the months ahead.

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