Late Tuesday evening, the Boston School Committee voted for Dr. Tommy Chang as the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools.
Dr. Chang, currently the Local Instructional Superintendent, Intensive Support and Innovation Center in the Los Angeles Unified School District, oversees 135 schools and approximately 95,000 students. Formerly he was a teacher, principal, and served as special assistant to the superintendent of the Los Angeles district.
“Boston matters. I’ve been talking about how Boston needs to be a model for what public education can be, not only in the U.S., but the world,” Dr. Chang told WBUR yesterday morning. “I am committed to innovation starting in school.”
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a statement, “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader and that is Tommy Chang.”
Stand for Children Massachusetts looks forward to working with Dr. Chang to improve public education in Boston, ensuring that all of Boston’s kids graduate high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.