>Give acting school chief Aresta Johnson credit for displaying a sense of city history in the school named for the city’s first African American public education leader. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a permanent chief Monday night, see here.
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
Two candidates vying for one of the toughest jobs in the state put their Southern charm on display Thursday, telling a packed audience they would do their best for some 21,199 city school children as the district’s next schools superintendent.
Aresta Johnson, who has held the job for the past three months in an interim capacity, said in some respects she feels she has already won.
“I stand on the shoulders of giants like Geraldine Johnson,” she said, evoking the memory of the district’s first African American female schools superintendent who served from 1976 to 1981. The school in which she spoke was named after Johnson.
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