Alonso names new member, new role in cabinet
Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso named earlier this week a new member to his cabinet, and the promotion of one of his current executives to a new role.
Jonathan Brice, who has led the school system's Office of Student Support and Safety for three years , will become the head of the the school support networks. Brice will oversee the network teams, which will expand significantly this year.
According to a release from the school system, Brice will, "supervise the integrated network teams
that will provide schools with support in the areas of instructional and academic content, special education, student support, parent and community engagement, human capital, budget and procurement, data analysis, grants management, transportation and facilities. Brice will also be responsible for ensuring that City Schools’ guidance documents support and advance the district’s overall strategy and for developing clear protocols to balance school autonomy and district requirements."
A replacement for Brice in the critical student support and safety office, which deals with all things related to student life (dropouts, support programs, etc.),has not yet been named.
Additionally, Alonso announced a new position of Executive Director of New Initiatives, a position that was not part of his central reorganization plan this year. The position will be filled by Alison Perkins-Cohen, who will come to the district from a position with the U.S. Senate Appropriations
Committee’s Labor/Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee.
Perkins-Cohen's role, the school system said, will be to serve as a member of the team responsible for implementing the district’s systemic reform efforts, according to a release from the school system. The release also describes her role as working closely with the CEO, Chief Academic Officer and cabinet members, "particularly in the area of school portfolio management, to ensure that all students have access to a range of strong school options. These responsibilities include,among others, leading new school creation strategies that include operator and partner recruitment."
For the full release on the appointments, go here.