Kennedy, Hammond to introduce schools superintendent to constituents Sac City USD

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For Release: Nov. 12, 2009 Contact: Maria L. Lopez (916) 643-9043 Monday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Kennedy, Hammond to introduce schools superintendent to constituents
Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Patrick Kennedy and Vice Mayor Lauren Hammond will sponsor a “meet and greet” to introduce new SCUSD Superintendent Jonathan P. Raymond to their constituents on Monday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Leonardo da Vinci Elementary School, 4701 Joaquin Way. Raymond started as superintendent on Aug. 21. Since then, he has been on a “listening and learning” tour and will have visited more than 60 schools. He has met with various student, parent and community members across the district. Raymond’s prior position was that of chief accountability officer in the CharlotteMecklenburg Schools (CMS). He served there from 2006 to the present. Before joining CMS, Raymond was president and chief executive officer at the nonprofit Commonwealth Corporation in Boston. While there, he focused on innovative education programs, including expanding a successful program for at-risk youth and training 16 school districts in data-driven decision making. Under his leadership, the corporation moved from a $400,000 deficit to a surplus of $750,000 and doubled its private funding. During his three years in Charlotte, Raymond was active in civic and community affairs. He served on the board of directors of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas and the Mayor’s International Council. Raymond, a native of Newton, Mass., is married and has three children. ###


				
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Description: Kennedy, Hammond to introduce schools superintendent to constituents Sac City USD Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Patrick Kennedy and Vice Mayor Lauren Hammond will sponsor a “meet and greet” to introduce new SCUSD Superintendent Jonathan P. Raymond to their constituents on Monday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Leonardo da Vinci Elementary School, 4701 Joaquin Way. Raymond started as superintendent on Aug. 21. Since then, he has been on a “listening and learning” tour and will have visited more than 60 schools. He has met with various student, parent and community members across the district. Raymond’s prior position was that of chief accountability officer in the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). He served there from 2006 to the present. Before joining CMS, Raymond was president and chief executive officer at the nonprofit Commonwealth Corporation in Boston. While there, he focused on innovative education programs, including expanding a successful program for at-risk youth and training 16 school districts in data-driven decision making. Under his leadership, the corporation moved from a $400,000 deficit to a surplus of $750,000 and doubled its private funding. During his three years in Charlotte, Raymond was active in civic and community affairs. He served on the board of directors of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas and the Mayor’s International Council. Raymond, a native of Newton, Mass., is married and has three children. http://www.scusd.edu/Pages/default.aspx