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‘Visionary’ LAUSD administrator picked to run Boston schools

Craig Clough | March 4, 2015

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The-Boston-GlobeThe Boston School Committee selected Los Angeles administrator Tommy Chang as the city’s next superintendent Tuesday, bringing to an end a nearly 18-month search.

Chang, 39, has been working for the last three years with more than 130 low-achieving schools as an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center.

With his experience in the country’s second-largest school district, Chang has gained a reputation for a quick mind, collaborative approach, and a strong conviction that schools should have the flexibility to experiment.

“I think he is a quiet visionary,” committee chairman Michael O’Neill said in endorsing Chang.

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