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Baltimore schools CEO to be replaced by former academics chief

Wednesday, May 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
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May 3, 2016

By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun 

After months of searching for a new leader amid criticism of city schools CEO Gregory Thornton, the school board announced Tuesday that he will be replaced by a former administrator who oversaw improving academic performance in the district.

Thornton will step down Friday, and Sonja Santelises will take over July 1.

"We believe Sonja has the ability to lead the district for the next 10 years," said Marnell Cooper, the school board chairman. "Her background as an educator is clear, she's incredibly strong, she understands the challenges of the school system."

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