The Boston School Committee has selected Dr. Brenda Cassellius as the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

The committee voted 5-2 Wednesday night in favor of Cassellius, who served as the Minnesota commissioner of education from 2011 through an administration change earlier this year.

“With the selection of Dr. Cassellius, we’re investing in a proven leader who knows what’s right for kids and understands the value of community voice,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “The role of superintendent of the Boston Public Schools is one of the most important and difficult jobs in the city. I’m pleased that the Boston School Committee selected someone with deep experience improving educational outcomes for students, and I congratulate Dr. Cassellius for her selection.”

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