Boston Public Schools Incoming Superintendent Brenda Cassellius Announces Executive Cabinet
On Thursday, June 27, incoming Boston Public Schools (BPS) superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced the appointment of her executive cabinet. The new leadership team is reflective of the rich diversity within BPS and comes with vast experience. As a team they will ensure all students have what they need for success in school and life.
“Every student — no matter their race, religion, national origin, economic status or neighborhood — deserves an excellent education, a caring and competent teacher in every classroom, and a safe and welcoming school in which to learn,” said Cassellius. “I’m incredibly grateful to every individual on this team who said yes to making that vision a reality for all of our students. These leaders embody a deep commitment to equity, collaboration and excellence that will be essential for the work ahead.”
Cassellius was appointed by the Boston School Committee on May 1 after an eight-month public search and interview process. She will begin her post officially on July 1, but has been in Boston since early May building her leadership team, meeting with community groups, visiting schools, and working with outgoing interim superintendent Laura Perille to ensure a smooth transition.
In building her leadership team, Dr. Cassellius made deliberate choices about the organizing principles she used and focused on four priorities:
Individuals with deep experience and a proven track record of success in strong student outcomes, school transformation and effective collaboration
Individuals committed to strengthening the support the district provides to students and families, school leaders, educators and school staff
Individuals who reflect the rich diversity of BPS students and families
An aligned structure that reduces the layers of administrators between the superintendent and school leaders in order to ensure greater clarity, cohesion, and accountability among schools and the central office
“The work of creating great schools for all students will take an all hands on deck approach,” said Cassellius. “A top priority for this team is to not only ensure high quality schools, but to make sure that is the case in every neighborhood so BPS becomes all parents’ first choice.”
“The executive team brings the right balance of experience and passion to our district,” said Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael Loconto. “It is clear that Dr. Cassellius has spent this period of transition thoughtfully assembling a team of talented individuals from within the organization and extensive experience with BPS as well as some new team members who are excited to soon be calling Boston home. I am also pleased that she has configured the Central Office to optimize support for children and families.
“On behalf of the Boston School Committee, I look forward to working with Superintendent Cassellius and her team to maximize opportunity for all students.”
Full bios and photos of the new team, as well as a note from Dr. Cassellius to all BPS staff can be found here.