By Sharon Aron Baron
During a Special School Board Meeting on Wednesday, the Broward County School Board selected Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright as the new Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools 7-2.
Cartwright received support from all school board members except Lori Alhadeff and Ann Murray, who voted for Michael Gaal.
“I am grateful to our School Board members for their ongoing support,” said Cartwright in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure our students are successful and remain the primary focus of our conversations as we become the nation’s greatest school district.”
Cartwright started as an Interim Superintendent on August 2, 2021, and has 26 years of experience in public education, having served recently as Superintendent of Schools for Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin.
She also worked in Orange County Public Schools in Florida for 17 years, including as Associate Superintendent for Exceptional Students Education (ESE), where she oversaw the ESE Department and was responsible for supporting students and leading principals, central office administrators, instructional personnel, and classified staff.
In addition, Cartwright’s experience includes serving as a secondary-level school assistant principal and principal, an elementary school music teacher, and a middle and high school band director.
“I am humbled. I am honored. I am looking forward to continuing to serve this School District and this School Board. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.”
School Board Chair Laurie Rich Levinson stated. “Our goal has remained to find the most qualified candidate to lead our schools and maintain our dedication to excellence in education. We are excited to have Dr. Cartwright remain with our District as our new Superintendent.”
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