The Boston School Committee unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) in early July 2018.
Perille previously served as the President & CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all students. Since its launch in 2002 under Laura's leadership, EdVestors has raised and helped investors direct more than $26 million in funds for urban school improvement. With tonight's appointment, Laura has taken a leave of absence from this role.
Laura has served on a number of civic committees appointed by the Mayor or School Committee in Boston, including the External Advisory Committee on School Choice (2012-13) charged with redesigning Boston's student assignment system; the Education Transition Team for Mayor Walsh (2013-14); and the Superintendent Search Committee (2014-15) for Boston Public Schools. In 2016, Laura was presented with the national Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and was recently named to the Wales Education Commission and as an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales-Trinity Saint David.
Laura's nonprofit management career has focused on meeting the needs of children and families in Boston. Prior to EdVestors, Laura led Perille Consulting Group, and previously served as Director of Education for Crittenton Hastings House, Policy Analyst for Community Catalyst/Families USA, and Director of Programs for the Greater Boston Food Bank. A graduate of Brown University, Laura and her family live in Boston, where her children attended and graduated from the Boston Public Schools.