New Haven Public Schools looking for interim superintendent

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven Public Schools is currently looking for an interim superintendent.

The school officially posted the position on Friday to find a new leader following the resignation of superintendent Garth Harries.

Mayor Toni Harp has appointed Board of Education member Darnell Goldson to chair the interim superintendent search and selection committee.

“Our goal is to find a quality interim leader who is familiar with urban schools — ideally with the New Haven school system — while we simultaneously conduct our search for a new Superintendent,” Goldson said. “I fully hope that we will be able to complete this process before the end of October, preferably by our last regular BOE meeting, which is October 24th. It is a tight and aggressive target date, but with discipline and focus I’m sure we can meet that target.”

New Haven Public Schools is seeking an interim superintendent with academic vision, leadership experience and strong communication skills. Candidates must be committed to collaborating and engaging with students, educators, communities, public officials and institutional leaders to continue driving dramatic gains for students, building on current successes while exploring new opportunities for change and reform.

The community and school board are looking for an individual who understands, embraces and appreciates New Haven’s diversity and history. The successful candidate will commit to transparency, access, and creating equitable environments for all of New Haven’s students.

The board will review the interim selection process and timetable during the Tuesday, October 11 board meeting.

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