DC: Candidates Selected for the Positions of Chief Academic Officer and Special Education “Czar”

According to the Washington Examiner, positions have been offered to two candidates, one within the District of Columbia State Superintendent’s Office, the other within the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

Kimberly Statham, currently the state administrator for the Oakland Unified School District, was hired as the chief academic officer, according to D.C. State Superintendent Deborah Gist. Statham’s salary will be $170,000.

Phyllis Harris, currently the special education coordinator for the Oakland Unified School District, has been offered the job as special education “czar” for Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Should Harris accept the position, her salary would be $200,000.

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