Dr. Stephen Zrike Selected for Superintendent

Dr. Stephen Zrike Selected for Superintendent
Posted on 02/14/2020
Dr. Stephen Zrike
We are excited to announce the unanimous selection of Dr. Stephen Zrike to be offered the position of superintendent for Salem Public Schools. The School Committee voted this evening to extend an offer to Dr. Zrike to enter into the next steps in the process to enter into contractual talks. Congratulations to Dr. Zrike on his selection!

Dr. Zrike would come to us from Holyoke Public Schools where he currently serves as Receiver/Superintendent. He previously served as the Superintendent of Schools in Wakefield, Massachusetts and Chief of Elementary Schools for the Pilsen-Little Village Network in the Chicago Public Schools. He was responsible for leading the instructional improvement efforts for 26 schools and approximately 18,000 students.

In addition to his experience in Chicago, Dr. Zrike also served the Boston Public Schools as the turnaround principal of the William Blackstone Elementary School, an inquiry facilitator and leadership coach for four Boston schools, and as principal of both the William Ohrenberger Elementary School and John Philbrick Elementary School. Dr. Zrike’s teaching career began in Massachusetts’ Andover Public School District, as a fifth-grade teacher. He received his doctorate from the Urban Superintendents’ Program and his Master’s Degrees in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Zrike also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College.

Congratulations to Dr. Zrike on his selection!
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