Former APS superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring joins US Department of Education
Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring has been selected to play a pivotal role within the White House.
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that Dr. Herring will join their ranks as a consultant and strategic advisor. In this capacity, she will play a key role in shaping the department’s strategy for engaging with state and local officials.
“I am delighted to have Dr. Lisa Herring join us at the Department of Education, a leader whose decades of experience as a teacher and administrator will be a tremendous asset to the Biden-Harris team,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
Officials say that Dr. Herring’s extensive professional experience, which spans both rural and urban communities and includes teaching in both public and private schools, positions her to foster stronger relationships and collaboration with state and local education leaders.
Her commitment to accelerating academic recovery and empowering educators to guide students of all backgrounds in discovering their purpose and realizing their full potential aligns seamlessly with the department’s mission to elevate education standards for all students.
The department eagerly anticipates Dr. Herring’s contributions as they work together to “Raise the Bar” in education and ensure a brighter future for students across the nation.
Dr. Lisa Herring brings a wealth of experience to her new role as a consultant and strategic advisor for the U.S. Department of Education.
She served as the Superintendent of Birmingham Public Schools from 2017 to 2020 before assuming the position of Superintendent for Atlanta Public Schools. In this new capacity, she will play a crucial role in shaping the department’s strategy for engaging with state and local officials.
Dr. Herring is set to commence her new role as a consultant and strategic advisor on September 18th, bringing her extensive expertise to support the department’s nationwide mission.