Statements from Mayor Wu, School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson, and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius
In letters to the Boston Public Schools community, Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson, and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius today announced Dr. Cassellius will transition out of her role as Superintendent at the end of the school year.
Following that announcement, Mayor Wu, School Committee Chair Robinson, and Superintendent Cassellius provided the following statements:
Mayor Michelle Wu:
“Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has given Boston three years of strong leadership and service, and we are a better city for it. I am grateful for the Superintendent’s leadership, especially while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Her vision and relentless focus as a champion for our young people and for equity has helped BPS move forward on needed structural changes within our district. I look forward to continuing to partner with Dr. Cassellius this year and to build on this vision in the years to come.”
Read Mayor Wu’s letter here.
School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson:
“Boston owes Superintendent Cassellius a tremendous debt of gratitude for her transformational leadership and service on behalf of the city’s children. Dr. Cassellius has been relentless in her focus on equity, never wavering in her commitment to our students and families. She set an example for those of us who share her dreams that all BPS students have equitable opportunities to achieve success in school and in life.”
Read School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson’s letter here.
Superintendent Brenda Cassellius:
“Working alongside so many people - parents, educators, community and faith leaders, and philanthropic partners - all dedicated to helping our children achieve their dreams has given new meaning to my vision of all hands on deck. Together, we’ve laid a stronger foundation upon which BPS can continue to build.
I love Boston and I’ve loved this job. My commitment to the district remains as strong as it was on the first day I arrived, and I will forever be a champion and supporter of the Boston Public Schools.”
Read BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius’ letter here.