Grace Wai became an Elementary School Superintendent on July 1, 2019.
Since joining BPS in 2017 as an Academic Superintendent, Grace has worked to instill a collaborative leadership approach through her work with the central office departments and the school leaders she has been charged with supervising. Grace is passionate about equity and opportunity for all students and has served as a teacher and educational leader for almost three decades. Before coming to Boston, she was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Framingham Public Schools, a principal for 17 years in Lowell and Westford. Grace earned her doctorate from Boston College and a Master of Education from the University of Maryland. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where her parents settled after immigrating to the U.S.