New superintendent for DCPS

After a nationwide search, the Duval County School board tapped Dr. Nikolai Vitti for the position of Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools. Board members, who voted for Vitti 5-2, shared their announcement in late September.
“I am honored by the school board’s decision and deeply respect the transparent process by which I was selected,” Vitti said in a statement. “I look forward to moving through the negotiation process so we can begin the collective work of taking our district to a national model of excellence for students.”
Harvard-educated Vitti most recently served public education as chief academic officer for Miami-Dade school district.
Vitti was one of three finalists for the job. He replaces Ed Pratt-Dannals, who retires at the end of 2012.
Pratt-Dannals will host a “State of the Schools: Five Years of Progress” updating residents on the status of area schools on Oct. 2. The event begins at 6 p.m. will be held at Cline Auditorium in the school board building at 1701 Prudential Dr.

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