In a remarkably swift meeting, the School Board of Miami-Dade County has selected Dr. Rudolph F. Crew as the new superintendent to succeed Merrett R. Stierheim. Mr. Stierheim, who has served Dade County in a number of capacities including county manager, was selected in October 2001 to replace the previous superintendent, Roger Cuevas, who had been fired by the board the previous month. Mr. Stierheim, whose contract had been renewed in June 2003, announced his retirement the following December.
Dr. Crew will assume his duties on July 1. He takes over the leadership of the fourth-largest school district in the country with over 367,000 students and 40,000 employees – the largest public employer in the county.
I’ll have more on this later, but I just thought I’d get the word out.