Saturday, May 23, 2015

Martinez takes Reno supt. job; is Hite new Philly chief?

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Pedro Martinez has accepted the superintendent job in Washoe County, Nevada. He was one of two finalists for the Philly superintendent's job.

Martinez takes Reno supt. job; is Hite new Philly chief?

William R. Hite Jr. is a career educator who has brought stability to a large, politically tough, predominantly poor district.
One of them is likely to be named Philadelphia’s next superintendent, possibly as early as this week.
William R. Hite Jr. is a career educator who has brought stability to a large, politically tough, predominantly poor district. One of them is likely to be named Philadelphia’s next superintendent, possibly as early as this week.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Pedro Martinez has accepted the superintendent job in Washoe County, Nevada.  He was one of two finalists for the Philly superintendent's job.

So does that mean that William R. Hite Jr., the other finalist, has the job?

Stay tuned.  No word from the School Reform Commission yet.  After a brief meeting on other matters today, search committee chair Wendell Pritchett and SRC chairman Pedro Ramos said they were still talking. 

District spokesman Fernando Gallard said this afternoon that "our process is still ongoing."

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