Dr. Brenda Cassellius, a former commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota, has been selected as the next Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. The decision was first reported by WBZ’s Jon Keller.
The Boston School Committee selected Cassellius in a 5-2 vote Wednesday night.
Cassellius is a former classroom teacher who oversaw the Minnesota schools for nine years. BPS says Cassellius enacted comprehensive education reforms, including historic new funding for schools, enactment of all-day kindergarten, state-funded preschool for 25,000 children, and has overseen historically high graduation rates.