Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James highlights local partnerships strengthening education

Feb 13, 2018 by

AKRON, Ohio — Superintendent David James delivered what could be his final state of the Akron Public Schools address Tuesday in front of a packed house at The Tangier, detailing a multitude of accomplishments, partnerships and achievements across the district over the past year.

James also addressed his status as one of three finalists vying to be the new superintendent and CEO of Columbus City Schools. James has worked in the Akron schools for 26 years, 10 as superintendent. He said his decision to apply for the Columbus job was not a response to dissatisfaction with his position in Akron.

“This is about the opportunity to be challenged in a unique way, so I can grow and further develop my skills,” he said. “I love this community.”

The board plans to conduct a second round of interviews with each of the three candidates, followed by a series of public events aimed at giving students and staff a chance to meet them. No schedule has been set for the interviews, public meetings or a final announcement of who will lead the Columbus schools, said Columbus City Schools spokesman Scott Varner.

Source: Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James highlights local partnerships strengthening education | cleveland.com

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