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Comings and Goings




Michael Johnson, Special Assistant to the CEO, leaves for St. Louis YMCA. . . . Gwen Morris, Executive Director, Office of Transition and Alternative Education, is retiring. . . . Pat Knapper-Smith, Director, Office of Parent & Community Relations, is retiring. . . . Duties for Cecilia Cummings, Director of Communications, expand to include Parent & Community Relations and faith-based initiatives. . . . Fernando Gallard will move to Director of Communications. . . . Vincent Thompson, Media Relations Manager, will move to Deputy Director of Communications. . . . Janet Samuels, Regional Superintendent, West Region, moves to Superintendent of the new Center City (Academic) Region. Shirl E. Gilbert II replaces Samuels in the West Region.
Elsewhere in the education community . . .
Meg Wise, Director of Scholars and Civic Engagement for the Philadelphia Education Fund leaves June 3rd for the Fleisher Art Memorial.

“Comings & Goings” is a feature of the Notebook Newsflash that reports personnel changes within the institutions and organizations that focus on public education in Philadelphia. We welcome any knowledge you’d like to share on recent or upcoming personnel moves. E-mail us at

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