City Selects Dr. José Torres to Serve as Interim CEO at CPS

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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Board of Education President Miguel del Valle announced that veteran educator Dr. José M. Torres has been selected to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Public Schools upon CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson’s departure at the end of this month. Dr. Torres is a veteran educator with decades of experience who began his career as a teacher and most recently served as President of Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Throughout his career, Dr. Torres has held a variety of prominent leadership positions including Superintendent of Elgin School District (U-46); Regional Superintendent at Chicago Public Schools for Englewood, West Englewood, Chatham, Grand Crossing and Auburn Gresham; and a variety of other educational leadership positions during his decades of public service.  Pending approval from the Chicago Board of Education at its meeting on June 23, Dr. Torres will begin serving as interim CEO on July 1, 2021. Dr. Torres will serve as CEO on an interim basis as the Chicago Board of Education and Mayor Lightfoot continue to engage stakeholders and search for a permanent replacement.

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