Look for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Peter Gorman to be providing advice to Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata.
The Wake school system announced today that the Broad Superintendents Academy has assigned Gorman to be Tata's executive coach for one year. Along with the audits, it's one of the services that Broad provides to its alumni.
“The executive coach is much like a teacher mentor,” Tata said in a news release. “The focus of the relationship is on the mechanics of the role of the superintendent and providing support.”
Wake school board member Anne McLaurin said she agrees with the assignment of Gorman to the coaching role.
“I think Pete Gorman is an excellent choice as a coach for Superintendent Tata," McLaurin said in the news release. "Dr. Gorman is widely respected in the state and around the country as a thoughtful and instructional leader."
Both Gorman and Tata are graduates of the Broad Academy. While the Academy trains non-educators like Tata, it also enrolls a number of educators like Gorman who wants to add Broad to their resume.
It was also announced today that Tata will meet with a strategy team comprised of three of the nation’s top superintendents who will evaluate and provide feedback on his first 90 days as the superintendent. The names of those people being provided by Broad weren't immediately released.