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Meet The Sole Finalist For Atlanta Public Schools’ Superintendent Position

Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is the sole finalist to become the new school chief. Herring joins “Closer Look” today to talk more about herself and her vision.
Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is the sole finalist to become the new school chief. Herring joins “Closer Look” today to talk more about herself and her vision.
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On Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Board of Education announced a sole finalist in its superintendent search.

Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is anticipated to replace outgoing Superintendent Meria Carstarphen.

“We believe with her passion for serving students paired with her focus on equity and achievement for all, Dr. Herring is the best leader to take APS to a new level and close the achievement gap for so many of our students,” Board Chairman Jason Esteves said in a statement.

Community members will have the opportunity to provide input virtually, by email, or by phone before a final vote from the Board of Education votes on her candidacy. The board said it might extend that period due to current social distancing restrictions. State law requires the board to wait at least 14 days before voting.

In light of this announcement, Herring joined “Closer Look” host Rose Scott on Tuesday to talk more about herself and her vision.

A note of disclosure: The Atlanta Board of Education holds WABE’s broadcast license.

To listen to the full conversation, click on the audio player above.