SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Outgoing
Springfield School Superintendent
Dr. Alan Ingram is getting a big promotion; one that will still have an impact on Springfield students.
Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester announced Monday that Ingram has been hired as one of the department’s two deputy commissioners.
Citing his 16-year career in education and 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force (where he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant,) Chester said that he is “thrilled” Ingram will be joining the department, which oversees 400 school districts across the Commonwealth.
“Alan Ingram is a strong leader and experienced educator, and he has worked effectively with principals, teachers, parents, and union leaders to implement efforts that have accelerated achievement,” Chester said.
Governor Deval Patrick also
had praise for Ingram.
“I welcome Alan’s leadership and wide-ranging experience to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as we work to close the achievement gap here in Massachusetts,” Patrick said.
Ingram has served as superintendent of the Springfield Public Schools for the past four years. The School Committee recently chose longtime
Daniel Warwick to replace Ingram at the beginning of July.
Ingram will begin work as deputy commissioner on July 16. He and his wife will move to Medford, just north of Boston.
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