Rochester City School District selects next superintendent

May 14, 2019 05:29 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City School District has selected its next superintendent.

School officials say Terry Dade will serve as the next leader of the district. He is currently an assistant superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia. 


“I am humbled and honored to join the Rochester City School District family, as we work together to provide all students with the high-quality education they deserve," Dade said in a statement. "Together we can accomplish tremendous gains in student achievement and success, and I look forward to partnering with all stakeholders to make this a reality for our students, families, staff, and community."

Dade will replace Daniel Lowengard who served as interim superintendent after Barbara Deane Williams stepped down. In April, the Rochester Board of Education named four finalists for consideration as the district's next superintendent.

Board President Van Henri White said the decision to select Dade was a difficult one.

"His professional experience speaks volumes to the quality of leadership that he will bring to the District, where he is eager to begin serving students, families, and staff," White said in a statement.

Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski tells News10NBC that Dade is "the most, more reasonable, most straightforward of all the candidates."

Dade's first official day as superintendent will be July 1.


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