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Wilkinsburg taps former Baltimore educator to head school district

A former Baltimore educator will be the next superintendent of the Wilkinsburg School District.

The board unanimously appointed Linda J. Iverson, most recently the executive director of principal support and accountability for Baltimore City Public Schools, as the district’s new leader Tuesday. She was given a three-year contract and will make an annual salary of $120,000, school board President Ed Donovan said.

Iverson previously served as director of literacy in the Baltimore City Public Schools and director of curriculum and development for East Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut. She has been a middle and elementary school principal.

She is taking over a newly configured Wilkinsburg School District that consists of only two elementary schools after the board decided to send the district’s secondary students to Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Academy this year.

Donovan praised Iverson’s background in curriculum development, elementary education and leadership.

“With these three important skill sets, Dr. Iverson comes to Wilkinsburg ready to press ‘go’ on the transformation of our PreK-6 system,” he said in a statement.

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