D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday morning is set to announce Antwan Wilson, the current Oakland Unified School District superintendent, to head up D.C. schools.
NBC4 reported Monday night that sources told reporters Tom Sherwood and Mark Segraves that Mr. Wilson was selected, in part, ” for his success in raising achievement scores.”
Earlier on Monday, Ms. Bowser announced a press conference on the future of DCPS Tuesday at 10:30. It is expected she’ll make the chancellor announcement at that event.
Mr. Wilson joined the Oakland Unified School District in April of last year and before that spent six years as assistant superintendent for post secondary readiness in Denver Public Schools. In that job he led Denver’s middle schools, high schools and intensive pathway schools, according to his biography on the Oakland schools website.
He has also served as a high school principal in a “high poverty neighborhood” and a middle school principal in both Denver schools and Wichita Public Schools.
Mr Wilson graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in history-social science education with minors in women’s studies and minority studies. Mr. Wilson has been married to a career educator for 19 years and has three children - a middle school student and two elementary school students who currently attend public school.