I have to admit that I’m surprised to see former business-executive-turned-chancellor Erroll B. Davis now coming aboard as interim superintendent at APS.
It would seem that an interim could have been found in the APS leadership ranks rather than bringing in someone without any k-12 experience.
According to the AJC: Davis will start July 1 and will serve until the board hires a permanent replacement for retiring Beverly Hall, presumably one of the three finalists announced last week. (But we saw how that worked in DeKalb.) Davis is leaving the university system June 30.
To get a glimpse of Davis’ views on education in general, take a look back at this blog on his farewell-to-the-system speech.
Davis came to Georgia after serving as chairman of the board of Alliant Energy Corporation. He earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, in 1965, and a MBA. in finance from the University of Chicago, in 1967.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog