Boston school leaders and community members interview three finalists under consideration for Boston Public Schools superintendent this week. Takeaways from the first, with Marie Izquierdo, can be found here.
It’s day two of the final phase of the search for the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools. Today, the floor belonged to Dr. Brenda Cassellius, a 51-year-old career educator and administrator.
Cassellius was Minnesota’s commissioner of education until last January, when Mark Dayton, the governor who appointed her, stepped down. She said she’s chosen to pursue this job because she’s been looking for “a district that’s ready to move the agenda for vulnerable kids” — and Boston could be that district.
But she’s also a finalist for the top education job in Michigan, and interviewed for that post on Monday.