APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall was elected chair-elect of the board of the Washington, D.C.-based Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) during the group’s meeting on March 21. The national policy and research organization is a coalition of 66 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems. The 132-member board is composed of the superintendents and a school board member from each of the member school districts.
Dr. Hall currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the board and will continue in that capacity until June 30, 2010. She officially becomes board chair-elect on July 1, 2010. The chair-elect is next in line to become chair and presides over board meetings in the absence of the chair. APS is a long-standing member of CGCS, which last year awarded its prestigious Richard R. Green national leadership award to Atlanta Board of Education member Emmett D. Johnson.