View Full Version : Local News Jean-Claude Brizard to head up Chicago Public Schools under Rahm Emanuel

04-18-2011, 10:12 AM
The chatter from Rochester is that Jean-Claude Brizard is quitting his post as Rochester School Superintendent to become Chicago Public Schools CEO under Rahm Emanuel.


04-18-2011, 11:30 AM
The chatter is confirmed:


"Emanuel announced the appointment at a press conference at Kelly High School on the Southwest Side Monday.

Emanuel said Brizard was appealing because he was both an administrator and an educator. Recent CPS chiefs under Daley have been criticized by education activists because they came from a business background instead of an education background."

04-19-2011, 10:49 AM
Besides Jean-Claude Brizard, here are the people Rahm Emanual tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools (from Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-emanuel-schools-board-0419-20110418,0,2118827.story)):

Chicago Board of Education:

David Vitale: A CPS parent and Harvard University graduate. He served as chief administrative officer for the city school system under CEO Arne Duncan. Vitale will serve as board president.
Jesse Ruiz: The Illinois State Board of Education chairman plans to step down from his state post in May as he takes on his new position as vice president of the Chicago Board of Education.
Henry Bienen: A political scientist and author, Bienen served as Northwestern University president from 1995 until 2009, one of the Evanston institution's longest-serving stewards.
Mahalia Hines: The veteran educator worked as a CPS principal and teacher for more than three decades.
Penny Pritzker: A businesswoman and philanthropist, Pritzker supports public schools as board chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund and co-director of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation.
Rod Sierra: A parent of three CPS students, Sierra is the chief marketing officer of Johnson Publishing Co. and a former deputy press secretary to Mayor Richard Daley.
Andrea Zopp: The president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League also is a CPS parent and a former local school council member of Clissold Elementary School on the Far South Side.

Chief Education Officer: Noemi Donoso - Donoso is director of the Denver Public Schools' Office of School Reform and Innovation.

Chief Operating Officer: Tim Crawley - Crawley is the managing director of finance and administration at the Academy for Urban School Leadership.

Chief of Staff: Andrea Saenz - Saenz serves as special assistant to the assistant secretary of vocational and adult education in the U.S. Department of Education.

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06-20-2011, 10:29 PM