Superintendent Guerrero appointed to Council of the Great City Schools7/19/2018
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has been chosen as a member of the executive committee for the Council of the Great City Schools, a nationwide organization dedicated to improvement of urban public school systems.
The executive committee, which includes superintendents and school board members from around the country, selected Guerrero to serve a one-year term.
“We are thrilled that Guadalupe Guerrero has been elected by his peers to the executive committee,” said Council Executive Director Michael Casserly. “His leadership, expertise, and experience will be valuable assets as we navigate the difficult waters of federal education policy.”
Composed of 70 large city school districts, the Council of Great City Schools promotes the cause of urban schools and advocates for students through legislation and research. The Council also provides a network for school districts sharing common problems to exchange best practices, and to collectively address new challenges as they emerge to deliver the best possible education for urban youth. Combined, the Council represents 7.3 million students.
“I am honored to lend my voice to the national discourse of ensuring our public school systems are strong, safe and thriving places of learning,” said Superintendent Guerrero. “I hope to bring best practices from around the country to Portland to continue building a school system that we can all be proud of.”
“We are fortunate to have a respected national leader as our superintendent,” said Julie Esparza Brown, vice chair of the PPS Board of Education, who serves on the Council of Great City Schools Board of Directors. “His appointment to the executive committee creates an opportunity to bring Portland’s progressive and equity-centered values to the national conversation on public schools.”
When Guerrero’s one-year term expires on June, 30, 2019, he will become eligible for a full three-year term on the executive committee. The committee meets four times a year.