The new Superintendent was once the Regional Superintendent, and instructional improvement officer and principal in Guilford County, North Carolina, right outside Greensboro.
Lewis Ferebee : “I am excited about the opportunity of joining a phenomenal team of educators that have produced tremendous outcomes.” He put D.C. “at the top of the list” for “cities that are serving students and families well.” “I am very confident that I am well prepared to lead DC Public Schools.” .
Mayor Bowser: “Lewis Ferebee will be signed to a two-year contract with bonuses available.” “He can walk away or we can walk away at any time,” Bowser said.
Ferebee comes to the top job after a difficult year for the D.C. schools:
- Ferebee succeeds Antwan Wilson, who resigned in February after admitting he violated system policy by circumventing the lottery process to get a school transfer for his child. The deputy mayor for education, Jennifer Miles, stepped down in the wake of that scandal as well.
- A report found that more than 60 percent of graduating students at Ballou High School had enough absences that they shouldn’t have been allowed to receive diplomas.
- A survey this fall found that two-thirds of D.C. principals may leave their jobs in the next five years, with major issues including a lack of authority over the way money is spent at their schools and the fact that they work on one-year contracts.
- Another report found that D.C. schools failed to properly check the residency of all students entering public and charter schools, and failed to collect full tuition from nearly all nonresident students.
Meet Mr. Lewis Ferebee — Washington, D.C.’s New School Superintendent.
Source: Luis Navarro News / Luis Navarro News