In early 2007, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners hired PROACT Search to assist with identifying and screening candidates for the city schools’ CEO position. In addition to advancing students achievement with a thorough knowledge of educational best practices, the new CEO needed to be able to carry out his or her targeted vision in a manner that celebrated and was sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of Baltimore City Public Schools’ student population.
After receiving applications from candidates across the country, PROACT Search narrowed down the candidate pool to 8 highly qualified and talented educators. After much deliberation, Baltimore City Public Schools selected Dr. Andres Alonso. Dr. Alonso holds a doctorate and a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School. He joined the district after a successful tenure as a deputy chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.
Dr. Alonso had a successful tenure with Baltimore City Schools and announced his resignation in May, 2013, after 6 years of service, one of the longest tenures of a recent Superintendent in a large, urban district. His successes have been heralded as a triumph in the district as all major indicators saw massive improvements.