Statement by Garth Harries on his appointment as superintendent

Garth Harries on his appointment Monday evening as superintendent of New Haven Public Schools:
 
“My time thus far in New Haven has been the richest of my professional career, and the many people I have come to know inside and outside the school system have been an inspiration to me.  I am humbled that the board of education is giving me ultimate responsibility to educate the district’s 21,000 public school students.  This city has done extraordinary work in education, but we all recognize we have much further to go to meet our ambitions for our children.  I look forward to talking more about my plans and to meeting with community in the coming days."