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Broward County (Fla.) board chooses new superintendent

June 16, 2023
Peter Licata, an administrator in the Palm Beach County school system, will lead the nation's sixth-largest school district.

The Broward County (Fla.) School Board has voted to name a Palm Beach County district administrator as its new superintendent.

CBS News Miami reports that Peter Licata, an assistant superintendent in Palm Beach County, was named to replace former schools chief Vickie Cartwright, who was ousted in January. Licata will preside over the sixth-largest school district in the country.

The effort to oust Cartwright began last year when several school board members said they had problems with her leadership style.

Licata was one of three finalists for the job. The others were Luis Solano, a deputy superintendent in Detroit and a former high school principal in Miami-Dade County, and Sito Narcisse, a superintendent in the East Baton Rouge (La.) district.

According to the Palm Beach schools website, Licata now serves as the regional superintendent of the South Region, where he oversees 59 schools.

Licata received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Political Science at the University of Miami and a master's in educational leadership from Barry University, according to his online bio.

He received a Ph.D. in global leadership from Lynn University with a focus on preparing students for the 21st-century workforce.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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