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The players on the leadership team

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Maria Pitre* – Chief Academic Officer: Moves here from East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana where she served as assistant superintendent for middle schools. She has worked for two decades in urban public education and is a Broad Superintendents Academy Fellow.

Tomas Hanna – Chief of School Operations: Returns to Philadelphia from his post as deputy superintendent of the Providence, R.I. school district. He had been a teacher and principal in Philadelphia and led the human resources department until 2007. 

Michael J. Masch – Chief Business Officer: Returns to Philadelphia from his role as state budget secretary for Pennsylvania. Masch is a former member of both the School Reform Commission and the Board of Education, and he served as budget director in Mayor Rendell’s administration.

Sherry A. Swirsky – General Counsel: Has been with the School District since 2006 when the School Reform Commission appointed her the general counsel for both the School District and the SRC.

Shawn Y. Crowder – Chief of Staff: Continues her work with the District after most recently heading the District’s human resources department.

Deputies

Linda Chen* – Teaching & Learning
David Weiner* – Accountability
Brenda B. Taylor – Specialized Instructional Services
Marilyn Perez – Instruction & Leadership Support
Claudia Averette – Public Engagement
Denise Wing – Student Support
James B. Golden, Jr. – Safety
Tim Field – Innovation & New Initiatives

* new to the District

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