Turnover at Philadelphia School Reform Commission


A member of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission is leaving, and Mayor Michael Nutter has moved quickly to replace him.

Wendell Pritchett, who has served on the panel overseeing the Philadelphia School District since 2011, said the district has made strides to improve during his tenure. Replacing him will be Marjorie Neff, an educator for more than 40 years, who most recently served for eight years as principal of the Masterman School Laboratory and Demonstration School.

Nutter said Neff brings considerable experience as an educator, administrator and teacher to the School Reform Commission. In the same statement, Neff said the students, parents and educators of the district deserve much more than limited resources they now have. She promises to do her best.

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