PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet brought to the Board his appointment of Anthony Anderson to serve as the Deputy Superintendent of School Support and Accountability. The position will supervise the Chief of School Performance, the Chief Academic Officer, and the Executive Director of the Program for Students with Exceptionalities, whose reporting structure Hamlet elevated to ensure proper school-level support for the program. When Hamlet became superintendent, pre-planned retirements resulted in five vacant cabinet positions. Efforts to swiftly but effectively fill the positions began in June.
“I charged the District’s human resources team with advertising the positions locally, regionally and nationally and we received more than 40 applications for Deputy Superintendent,” Hamlet said.“An internal committee vetted all candidates rigorously and Anderson rose to the top. I’m extremely pleased that he accepted the position. His proven leadership in working with teachers and principals to drive change that improves student outcomes, school culture, and ultimately increases focus on the whole child, is exactly what our students need.”
Since 2014, Anderson served as the region superintendent for 16 middle schools in Duval County, based in Jacksonville, one of the largest urban school districts in Florida. In this position, he led principals in the implementation of district-wide student achievement and development goals for the schools with varying demographics and populations from 300 to 1,450 students.