In late July, David Hardy was appointed as the virtually all-powerful Lorain Schools CEO by the Lorain Academic Distress Commission.
The commission reportedly chose him because of his work transforming the academics of the St. Louis Public Schools as the district's deputy superintendent, although not everyone was happy with the process by which Hardy was selected. Since then, he’s made many changes and plans, recently getting his Lorain Promise Plan to improve the district successfully approved by the LADC in November.
Hardy has now started to move forward with the first steps of his improvement plan; revamping the district’s administration faculty and its goals. Hardy’s search for new administrators is already underway and he hopes to be down to the finalists in the next couple months.
Hardy’s tenure hasn’t been without its controversies, including a decision to sideline Superintendent David Graham and complaints about his leadership style from some in the community and the district itself.
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