We are thrilled to welcome Brenda Cassellius as the new superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. For the
first time ever, a YOB/BSAC member sat on the selection committee for the superintendent as an equal partner with school committee members, the BTU president, teachers, and parents.
YOB/BSAC members developed criteria and questions in which to evaluate each candidate and submitted written findings to the school committee before the final decision. Our criteria was:
Dr. Cassellius was our
and we appreciated her commitment to student voice as well as her thoughtfulness about equity and school closings, and her focus on building strong community relationships.
We look forward to working with Superintendent Cassellius in the near future.