Warren Simmons quoted in “Providence’s school management team dispersing”
The Providence Journal's article, “Providence’s school management team dispersing,” features quotes by AISR's executive director, Warren Simmons.
“…Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, says too much emphasis is placed on the superintendent as school savior, the superhero who rides into town and saves the day.
“What we see is a layer of leadership that comes and goes,” he said. “We shouldn’t confuse that layer of leadership with the people who have been principals and risen to central office. That layer is often more stable and we often overlook them.”
Simmons said the district should tap the expertise of external partners like Brown and the Providence After School Alliance to help the district fill important roles during this transition period.”