Dr. Charles Grandson became Chief Equity & Strategy Officer on October 15, 2019.
Having previously served as BPS Chief Academic Officer and before that, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Grandson will leverage his experiences across academics and operations to support the superintendent in the development and execution of the district-wide strategic plan. As Chief Strategy Officer, he will serve as the superintendent’s representative in forging strategic partnerships throughout the city of Boston and in supporting the work of the Office of Equity and Office of Opportunity Gaps.
Before returning to BPS in 2017, Dr. Grandson was Interim Superintendent of the Malden Public Schools, Deputy Superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District in New York, and a turnaround high school principal in Springfield. He began his career in education as a BPS humanities teacher at the West Roxbury Education Complex, where he worked to close opportunity and achievement gaps by implementing data-driven inquiry cycles and developed culturally relevant curriculum and pedagogy. Dr. Grandson resides in West Roxbury.