Edwards Named Interim Baltimore Schools CEO

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Alonso's chief of staff, Tisha Edwards, will lead the system through the 2014 school year as the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners searches for a permanent replacement.

During a news conference Monday at school headquarters, Alonso called her an "extraordinary leader" who has been "a part of every moment of crisis and every moment of celebration."

"I never knew anybody who cared so much about doing the right thing for kids," Alonso said. "She's been the person withstanding the heat in so many different ways."

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