Superintendent Hite Finalist for Philly Schools Job
Prince George's County Public Schools superintendent is a finalist for superintendent job in Philadelphia.
Prince George's County Public Schools may be hosting a superintendent search if current superintendent William H. Hite is named and accepts a job with the public school district of Philadelphia.
Hite announced in a letter to Prince George's County parents and school officials late Friday night that he was named a finalist for the superintendent job in Philadelphia.
"While I have not sought out other professional opportunities, I have been approached on numerous occasions and have turned them down," Hite wrote. "However, my wife Deirdre and I believe this is an opportunity that we must explore."
Hite said that despite the fiscal challenges Prince George's public schools have faced, he's proud of the progress and of what the school system has accomplished.
Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent in Clark County, NV, is the other finalist, according to The Washington Post.
Hite has been the PGCPS superintendent for three years, since April 2009, although he served as the interim superintendent for five months before becoming superintendent.