University of Pittsburgh School of Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Education Announces 2017 Spring Graduation Speaker

Published on 4/21/2017 10:12:00 AM

Chief of Schools of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Dr. Sito Narcisse will address Pitt’s School of Education graduates.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is happy to announce that Dr. Sito Narcisse, Chief of Schools of the Metro Nashville Public Schools, will address their 2017 graduates on the morning of Sunday, April 30th at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Narcisse, a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, received his doctor of education degree in educational leadership. In 2011, Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg awarded Narcisse the University of Pittsburgh’s Legacy Laureate Award, which recognizes Pitt alumni who have excelled both professionally and personally, and who exemplify the best in leadership qualities and commitment to the greater good for their professions, communities, and the world at large.

Narcisse has been a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal—opening a high school in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and leading turnaround efforts in the Boston Public School system—a director of school performance and acting chief school improvement officer for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. He has also served as an associate superintendent at Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, where he oversaw improvement efforts for 74 schools.

Narcisse now serves as the chief of schools responsible for all 169 schools and 88,000 students of the Metro Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, TN. His success in creating equitable schools has resulted in improvements in graduation rates, the establishment of two international schools for English Language Learners, and increased achievement in the schools he has supervised.

In addition to his Pitt degree, Narcisse earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in secondary education. He has presented guest lectures at our School of Education Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and has been recognized for his effective urban school leadership by the Boston Public Schools, the governor of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Senate.


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