Dr. Nikolai Vitti to Begin Contract Negotiations for Superintendent Position
The Duval County School Board offered Dr. Nikolai Vitti the position of Superintendent. Dr. Vitti has accepted the offer to begin negotiations on the contract for the position.
On September 25, 2012, School Board members interviewed the three finalists for Superintendent. After an hour of deliberation, they voted to offer the position of Superintendent to Dr. Nikolai Vitti.
Dr. Vitti is currently the Chief Academic Officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which enrolls nearly 350,000 students. He previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Miami-Dade County school district. Dr. Vitti earned his Doctorate of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
"I am honored by the School Board's decision and deeply respect the transparent process by which I was selected," said Dr. Vitti. "I look forward to moving through the negotiation process so we can begin the collective work of taking our district to a national model of excellence for students."
Click here to view Dr. Vitti's 100 day plan and his areas of focus for Duval County Public Schools.
About the Superintendent Selection Process
The Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) system belongs to the citizens of Jacksonville. As such, Duval County School Board members want extensive employee and citizen involvement in selecting the next Superintendent. Employees and citizens will remain informed of the process and remain transparent as we progress through this course of action.
DCPS' graduates must be prepared for global competition. Thus, the School Board wants a leader who can effectuate our vision of empowering all students with the prerequisites to be successful in postsecondary education, reflect the best values of society and excel in an internationally competitive workforce.
The Board remains resolute in the belief that every child in every school deserves a high quality public education. We have devised a strategic blueprint for remaining focused on student achievement and ensuring that the District operates without interruption.
Our citizenry input process will encompass three phases:
For information, contact Larry Ganger at 858-4859.