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Columbus educator to lead Lorain Academic Commission (VIDEO)


Randall Sampson, Ph. D. will be the next chairman of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission. His appointment was announced in a statement today by Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction. 

“Dr. Sampson has experience at the secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and national transformation specialist. Dr. Sampson's focus areas include closing achievement gaps through the implementation and coaching of rigorous standards, systemically increasing college and career-readiness, boosting graduation rates, implementing Innovation Learning Pathways, and building public-private partnerships through community engagement,” DeMaria wrote.

According to the statement, Sampson holds a masters in Education from Ohio State University, a doctorate from Capella University and resides in Columbus.

Sampson succeeds Tony Richardson.

Watch tonight’s Lorain Schools meeting (below).

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