Even with all the private company entrepreneurship revolving around Philadelphia School District initiatives lately, local observers expressed surprise at signs that District CEO Paul Vallas himself was appearing to be in on the action.
Nilsa Gonzalez, associate superintendent is to retire August 26. . . Marilyn Perez, a former principal and Edison cluster leader, was named regional superintendent of the Creative Action and Results region . . . Ellen Linky, superintendent from the North region, is to head High Achieving Academies, initiatives in 50 schools for accelerated learning programs. . .