Dr. Tommy Chang Named Boston's Next School Superintendent
The Boston School Committee, in at 5-2 vote on Tuesday evening, named Dr. Tommy Chang Boston Public Schools next superintendent.
Statement from Mayor Martin J. Walsh
I want to congratulate and welcome Dr. Tommy Chang as Boston's selection for the new superintendent of public schools. Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader and that is Tommy Chang. I thank the School Committee for their dedication to this process and commitment to the overall improvement of our system, and the Search Committee for providing several top candidates to lead our schools. Our city is full of talent and our young people deserve the best we can provide.
Statement from Interim Superintendent John McDonough
On behalf of the Boston Public Schools, I want to thank the Boston School Committee, the search committee, the parents, students, educators and community partners who lent their time, energy and passion for our schools to participate in the search for our next superintendent. I am proud of the inclusive and thorough process that took place and pleased to welcome Dr. Chang to lead our amazing district. While Boston is well known for our many historic firsts, we are also a district on the move. The next superintendent will have the opportunity of a lifetime to continue to move our district forward and to build on our lasting legacy. On behalf of BPS team, I extend my congratulations to Dr. Chang. The entire team and I look forward to helping the new superintendent transition smoothly into this important role.
Biography for Dr. Tommy Chang
Tommy Chang is the Local Instructional Superintendent, Intensive Support & Innovation Center (ISIC) at the Los Angeles Unified School District where he oversees 135 schools and approximately 95,000 students. Chang is charged with managing LAUSD’s best thinking and resources in schools doing the most challenging and innovative work.
Chang previously served as special assistant to the superintendent of LAUSD. He is a former teacher and principal. He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Loyola Marymount University, M.Ed. from the Principals Leadership Institute and Teachers Education Program at UCLA and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.