The Boston School Committee has chosen Mary Skipper (M.Ed. ’09, Education Leadership) to run the city’s 54,000 student school district.
Skipper shifts from a superintendency in neighboring Somerville.

A one-time Latin teacher at Boston Latin Academy, Skipper co-launched and served as headmaster Tech Boston Academy (cited for outstanding achievement by former President Barack Obama).

Her tenure as the Network Superintendent of Boston’s 34 high schools saw record declines in dropout rates and commensurate increases in graduation rates.

The Boston-area native also holds a M.Ed. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard.

Chrystalla Mouza (Ed.D. ’02, M.Ed. ’99, M.A ’98) is the new Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Mouza ascends to the Illinois deanship from the University of Delaware where she served as the Director and Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education specializing in educational technology in the School of Education and professor of computer and information sciences in the College of Engineering.

She studied in TC’s Instructional Technology & Media program.

As the next Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, Matt Wayne (M.Ed. ’02, M.A. ’97) will lead the district in confronting numerous challenges and opportunities to best serve the city's 57,000 students.

Holding degrees from both TC’s English Education and Education Leadership programs, Wayne began his career in New York City public schools before relocating for leadership positions in northern California.

Wayne headed the Hayward Unified School District for 10 years prior to a May appointment by the San Francisco Board of Education. He also holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership from the University of California-Berkeley.

This summer, Jose De Jesus (M.A. ’11, Education Leadership) begins his role as head of the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. Posed to be one of the few leaders of color at the helm of a New York City independent school, De Jesus began his career as a history teacher.

De Jesus comes to Dalton from an identical post at the Lake Forest Academy.

A native of Puerto Rico who learned English after relocating with his family to New York, De Jesus has previously taught and held leadership roles at the Spence School along with academies in Massachusetts and Brooklyn.