Shawn Bird
Dr. Shawn Bird  
Chief of Schools  

Dr. Bird joined PPS in January 2020. He has more than 20 years of educational experience, including district leadership positions for large, urban school districts in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Pasadena. He started his career as a secondary English teacher and has served as a principal at the middle and high school levels.

As Chief of Schools, Dr. Bird leads and supports the Office of School Performance, guiding the Regional Superintendents and Area Senior Directors who support our principals and schools. Dr. Bird earned three degrees from the University of Houston: a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish, a Master of Education in Secondary Education, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.