" New Post:v The Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Public Schools just announces its Candidate for Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Anthony Hamlet.
Board Decision Unanimous on Superintendent Decision
" I would like to state that I am a true Transformational Leader, not just by words but by action and performance. Transformational Leaders are charged with identifying the needed change and creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration. I lead by allowing others to take greater ownership for their work, understanding of their strengths and helping them with their weaknesses. True leadership is earned by ones actions, not bestowed by virtue of having “Administrator” in your title. I am humbled to be in the service of others, not being served by them. Displaying humility and integrity, not hubris and self-interest. I am one that listens more and talks less, while knowing what questions to ask rather than knowing all the answers. I believe in connecting ideas, people and resources, not controlling them. I strive to create opportunities and remove roadblocks, as we focus on the journey not a destination: for it is a process, not an outcome.
A successful superintendent has to satisfy many constituencies, keeping high achievers in the system while devoting resources to those who need them most. The focus should always be on what the students in our classrooms need to meet the demand of the standards through building the capacity of the teachers within our school centers. As research in the area of education evolves, so should our district-level leadership in order to prepare our school leaders and teachers for the complexity and level of cognitive work our students must achieve in order to become college and career ready.
Additionally I truly believe that if we develop our school leaders, establish school-wide systems of operation, build teacher capacity, use data to drive decisions, provide job embedded professional development, and monitor the fidelity of implementation of the School Improvement Plan, then there will be a positive increase in student performance and the achievement gap will close." Dr. Anthony Hamlet Remarks "