Urban Superintendents Academy Participant Named Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools


James Minichello

Alexandria, Va. – May 19, 2016 – Anthony Hamlet, an administrator in the Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District, was appointed the next superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Hamlet is among the inaugural cohort of educators participating in the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, a program launched last year to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban settings. The program is designed to prepare individuals for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban areas.

Hamlet will be joined by other participants of the academy at AASA’s Alexandria headquarters for their final training session this upcoming weekend. Each will be required to deliver a capstone project, that includes a strategic plan to transform a school district, applying the skills they’ve learned throughout the yearlong program.   

“We congratulate Anthony Hamlet for being named superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools,”
said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association. “Participating in our Urban Superintendents Academy program, Dr. Hamlet has made a steadfast commitment to become a champion for children in public education.”

Beginning in 2011 Hamlet was a school principal in Palm Beach County Schools for four years and was named director of school accountability transformation in the district in 2014. He also played professional football for the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts in the 1990s. He later played in the Canadian Football League.

Hamlet will begin his tenure as superintendent on July 1, 2016.

Click here to learn more. For more information about the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, visit the AASA website.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.