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SAISD Superintendent finalist to be Chicago Public Schools CEO

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The superintendent at San Antonio ISD is the finalist for the top position over public schools in Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported over the weekend that Superintendent Pedro Martinez is a frontrunner for the position alongside current Chicago Public Schools CEO José Torres.

Martinez said in a statement Monday the search is an ongoing process and he “will wait to see how it plays out.”

“It is a compliment that Chicago Public Schools considers me a candidate for CEO, and it speaks well to the great work that is happening here in San Antonio. I am very happy in San Antonio ISD and proud of the transformation that is improving our children’s educational equity so that each receives what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential,” Martinez said. “…My focus continues to be on San Antonio and making sure we are supporting our students and teachers, paving the way for a strong year ahead.”

Martinez said that Chicago is not only his hometown, but Chicago Public Schools is where his career in education began.



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