Laura Perille was named Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools in a unanimous appointment by the Boston School Committee in July 2018.
Laura previously served as President and CEO of EdVestors. Since its launch in 2002 under Laura's leadership, EdVestors has raised and helped investors direct more than $26 million in funds for urban school improvement. Laura has served on a number of civic committees appointed by the Mayor or School Committee in Boston including the External Advisory Committee on School Choice (2012-13) charged with redesigning Boston's student assignment system; the Education Transition Team for Mayor Martin J. Walsh (2013-14); and the Superintendent Search Committee (2014-15) for Boston Public Schools. In 2016, Laura was presented with the national Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and was named to the Wales Education Commission and as an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales-Trinity Saint David.
Laura's nonprofit management career has focused on meeting the needs of children and families in Boston. Prior to EdVestors, Laura led Perille Consulting Group working with local schools, nonprofits, and foundations. Previously she served as Director of Education for Crittenton Hastings House (now EMPath), Policy Analyst for Community Catalyst/Families USA, and Director of Programs for the Greater Boston Food Bank. A graduate of Brown University, Laura and her family live in Boston, where her children attended and graduated from the Boston Public Schools.