Laura Perille, the new interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools, says her biggest priorities will be organizing its Central Office to support teachers and schools, rebuilding trust with the community and opening schools smoothly in September as she takes the helm of the 125-school system.

“Right now, my only focus is on getting this process started, figuring out what the roadblocks to progress are that stymied efforts in the past and having an open ear to school leaders to make sure their voices are listened to,” Perille told the Herald.

The city announced Perille, president and CEO of EdVestors, a nonprofit dedicated to school improvement, would serve as interim superintendent after Tommy Chang said he would resign last week. The Boston School Committee is voting on Perille’s appointment on Monday.

Perille would not comment on whether she’d seek the permanent position. Perille is not licensed to run a public school system but can apply for a state provisional superintendent’s license or seek a state waiver.

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