The Chief Executive Office supports the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief of staff, who lead the district's strategic planning in collaboration with the Board of School Commissioners, oversee its performance, represent the district to community stakeholders, and promote the district's institutional advancement.
200 E. North Avenue
Leads the district's strategic planning and implementation, oversees its performance, represents the district to community stakeholders, promotes the district's institutional advancement, and establishes protocols and processes to support district office efficiencies.
Develops and implements a comprehensive, strategic communications plan; handles internal and external communications, media relations, public information requests, print and online publications, and crisis communications; and manages the district's websites, cable television channel, parent notification system, and social media.
Implements and supports district policies, practices, and opportunities that enable families and community partners to engage with schools; mobilizes and aligns public, private, and philanthropic resources within identified neighborhoods and school communities; helps coordinate responses to the community around issues and concerns; provides ombudsman services for resolving concerns and complaints.
Manages the district's portfolio of schools to provide students and families access to high-quality school programs citywide, overseeing new school creation, the performance review of charter and contract schools, and the annual portfolio review.
21st-Century School Buildings
Works to implement the 21st Century School Buildings Plan.
Sonja Brookins Santelises, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer (email)