Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the appointment of a new member, Meg Campbell, and the reappointment of another member, to four-year terms.
Campbell is the founder and executive director of the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester. The school has been recognized by the city and state for its partnerships, and noted for the college admittance success of its students. Campbell is a Dorchester resident, who is active in neighborhood and city-wide initiatives. She also writes on education policy.
Jamaica Plain's Claudio Martinez was reappointed. He is the executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, where he developed several programs and grown the non-profit organization from a $100,000 to a multi-million dollar operation. He was first appointed to the school committee for the term beginning in 2008.
“The Boston School Committee plays an essential role in our city, working to make sure all of our children learn and thrive,” said Menino via press release. “I am pleased to appoint two respected leaders who can help raise our schools to the next level.”
The Boston School Committee is a seven-member board governing and setting policy for the Boston Public Schools. Any Boston resident is eligible to apply for a position. this fall before recommending candidates to Menino in December. Menino then interviewed the finalists before making his selection.