Baltimore city school board elects new leader

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Baltimore city school board elected new leadership this week, marking the final phase of turnover this year as the board prepares to lead the district through a critical transition and search for a permanent schools CEO.

Shanaysha Sauls, the parent of a city school student and career educator who has served as a member since 2010, will begin her post as chairwoman on July 1, replacing long-time head Neil Duke whose term ends on June 30. 

Three other board members whose terms expired were also recently replaced. 

Sauls, a former high school English teacher and an assistant professor of political science, currently works with colleges and universities to "develop empirically-based, collaborative and mission-driven strategic plans which strengthen the student experiences at these institutions," according to a release from the school district.

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