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Anthony Richardson Named to Lead Commission to Improve Lorain City Schools

Release date: 5/26/2017

A leading member of the Lorain community has been named chairman of the new Lorain Academic Distress Commission by State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria.

Anthony Richardson, a Lorain native, is a Civic Affairs and Education program officer for the Nord Family Foundation.

Other members of the commission include Patricia O’Brien, executive director of The Stocker Foundation; Michele Soliz, Ph.D., assistant vice president of Student Success and Inclusion at the University of Toledo; John Monteleone, assistant superintendent at Oberlin City Schools; and Dorinda Hall, academic instructional coach at Lorain City Schools.

More information on Richardson and the members of the commission can be found here.

Now that the chairperson has been appointed, the commission has 60 days to hire a CEO who will have broad authority to begin developing a plan in partnership with the community to drive continuing improvement of student achievement.

More information on academic distress commissions can be found here.