Bert L'Homme picked as Durham Public Schools' next leader

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bert L'Homme has been chosen as Durham Public Schools' next superintendent after a six-month search by the DPS Board of Education.

L'Homme currently serves as superintendent of Catholic Schools at the Archdiocese of Washington. He will replace Eric Becoats, who resigned from the position last December amid criticism for misusing his school district-issued credit card. Colleagues noted that L'Homme brings a valuable perspective to the job, stemming from his experience in both the public and private sectors of education.

"Students are now expected to perform higher than they were yesterday, and that’s where the work has happened," L'Homme said. "DPS as a community of educators needs to focus on these areas, and if we are successful, preparation for college and adult life will come naturally."

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