HISD names two officers for leadership roles

From Houston ISD, November 17, 2021

Superintendent Millard House II has named Jeremy Grant-Skinner as chief talent officer and Dr. Shawn Bird as chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District. 

Mr. Grant-Skinner brings a wealth of experience to HISD. He began his career as a first-grade teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools, where he later served as chief human capital officer from 2017 to 2021. With his leadership, Baltimore achieved record-high teacher retention, record-low teacher vacancies, and new highs in the number of Latinx and Black male teachers. Mr. Grant-Skinner launched Opportunity Culture® programs expanding teacher leadership and development opportunities in Baltimore and in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Grant-Skinner worked with TNTP (The New Teacher Project) and Teach For America leading talent initiatives, including innovative compensation models and an equity-focused principal preparation program. He also served as deputy assistant superintendent at the District of Columbia state education agency. Read more…

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