John Deasy is scheduled to join the district on Aug. 1. News reports about his appointment have suggested he would be a likely candidate to replace Superintendent Ramon Cortines, who is expected to retire in the next two years.
At the Gates Foundation, Deasy led the program on effective teaching. Before joining the foundation, Deasy served as superintendent of the Prince George’s County (Md.) district. He also has been superintendent in the Santa Monica-Malibu (Calif.) and the Coventry (R.I.) districts.