Florida Administrator to be new Providence Superintendent

By Josh Faiola

Email: news@abc6.com

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PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The Chief of Schools of the Hillsborough County Public Schools, in Florida, has been hired as the Turnaround Superintendent for Providence Schools. 

The Department of Education (RIDE) tells ABC6 the new superintendent is Harrison Peters. 

Sources at RIDE say they are very excited to have him (Peters) on board and plan to introduce him, and other new members of the team at an event on Monday morning. 

According to Peters’ LinkedIn page, he also served as Chief School Officer in Houston, and Chief of Schools for Chicago Public Schools, where he was responsible for the oversight of of a portfolio of 36 schools. 

Peters was not available for comment ahead of the announcement on Monday, exact time to be determined.

Providence Schools have been searching for a permanent Superintendent since October. 

Peters is a United States Navy veteran and a University of West Florida alum, and participated in the Chiefs for Change Future Chiefs program, which is designed to help emerging leaders prepare for roles as state or district education chiefs. 

Peters can be seen discussing the importance of education in a Chiefs for Change YouTube video.

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