Peter Gorman Resigns as CMS Superintendent
CHARLOTTE, NC - Dr. Peter Gorman has resigned as Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. We're told Dr. Gorman will take on a leadership role at the newly formed Education Division of News Corporation.
Dr. Gorman will be named Senior Vice President and work with school districts to implement the division’s programs, as well as review their integrity and effectiveness.
“News Corporation has a reputation for leading significant change across many industries, and I look forward to what lies ahead for the education sector,” Dr. Gorman said.
As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent for the past five years, Dr. Gorman led one of the nation’s largest school districts with more than 138,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students, 17,700 staff members and a budget of more than $1.15 billion. This year, the school district has been selected as one of four finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban Education. Dr. Gorman has also served as Superintendent of the Tustin (CA) Unified School District and as both Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer/Business and Finance of the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. He holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College.
Statement from Charlotte Chamber of Commerce on Resignation of Peter Gorman:
“We are grateful for the strong leadership that Pete Gorman has provided to CMS and our community these past five years. From our visits to places like Chicago, Austin, and Boston we know that he is considered the leading public school reform superintendent in America. He has narrowed the achievement gap impressively."
- Bob Morgan, President and CEO.