This evening, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education appointed deputy superintendent Tianay Amat interim superintendent effective June 12, 2021. Superintendent Laura Mitchell announced her resignation earlier this month following 27 years with the district.
The board also confirmed that it will conduct a strategic and transparent national search for the district's next superintendent. Additional details about this process and timeline will be shared at a future board of education meeting.
Board President Carolyn Jones stated, "The CPS board of education is pleased to appoint Ms. Amat as interim superintendent. We are confident that her leadership and deep experience will ensure the district continues on its strong path as we work to support our staff, students and families this summer and set our eyes on a new school year in the fall. Superintendent Mitchell and interim superintendent Amat are committed to enacting a smooth transition in the coming weeks."
Newly appointed interim superintendent Tianay Amat shared, "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve CPS during this important time. I look forward to partnering with the board, our teachers and staff, and CPS students, families and community as we transition into summer and prepare for the next academic year."
About Interim Superintendent Tianay Amat
As deputy superintendent, Ms. Amat was responsible for supervising directors of school leadership and school principals. She also supervised four departments: Curriculum, Early Childhood, Testing and the Office of Accountability and Research. In this role, Ms. Amat has been focused on increasing student achievement for all learners, innovative programming and building a diverse and inclusive culture across CPS.
Previously, Ms. Amat was the principal of CPS' Hyde Park School and taught at Rockdale Academy, held administrative positions in Lakota and Princeton school districts and was a teacher within New York City public schools.
She holds a master of science in education degree from the State University of New York and a master of science in education administration degree from the University of Cincinnati.