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District finalizing new org. chart

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Eight months after they announced their plans to close a staggering $600-plus million budget hole and three months after the departure of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, District officials say they are still finalizing a new organizational chart.

In the meantime, the District has released an updated listing of names and titles for its executive team and assistant superintendents:

Executive Team (acting superintendent, then alphabetical by last name)

  • Dr. Leroy D. Nunery II, Acting Superintendent
  • Jeffrey Cardwell, SVP of Facilities and Maintenance
  • Thomas Darden, Deputy of Process Improvement Charter Schools
  • Michael Davis, General Counsel
  • Fernando Gallard, Acting Chief Communications Officer
  • Wayne Grasela, SVP of Food Services
  • Michael Masch, Chief Financial Officer
  • Estelle Matthews, Chief Talent Development Officer
  • Penny Nixon, Associate Superintendent of Schools
  • Myron Patterson, Chief Inspector
  • Donald Rickford, Deputy of Operations Improvement
  • John Venti, Director of Procurement Services
  • Vacancy, SVP of Transportation Services
  • Vacancy, SVP of Capital Programs

Assistant Superintendents (alphabetical by last name, with former geographic or topical region)

  • Joel Boyd, Academic Divisions 3 (Promise Academies) and 6 (Northeast)
  • Emmanuel Caulk, Academic Division 8 (South)
  • Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Academic Division 1 (High Schools)
  • Francisco Duran, Academic Division 5 (North)
  • John Frangipani, Academic Division 10 (Renaissance Charters)
  • Lissa Johnson, Academic Division 9 (West)
  • Karen Kolsky, Academic Division 7 (Northwest)
  • Benjamin Wright, Academic Division 4 (Alternative education)

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