Superintendent, Bronx District 9
Before becoming Superintendent of District 9, Harry Sherman was the principal of the Castle Hill Middle School, a large economically, racially, and linguistically diverse learning community in the Bronx, for fifteen and a half years. He started his career as an English teacher in Queens before graduating in the second cohort of the New York City Leadership Academy. As a principal, Superintendent Sherman was successful in creating a student-centered climate committed to continuous improvement to ensure equity and opportunity for all students, including those who face systemic barriers, such as students with disabilities, students learning multiple languages, and students of color. Superintendent Sherman holds a degree in English and philosophy from SUNY at Stonybrook, an MBA from St. John’s University, a School Building Leader certificate from Baruch College, and a School District Leadership certificate from the College of St. Rose. He is also a proud Bronx resident.
Superintendent Sherman believes deeply in providing opportunities for all students to achieve success at the highest levels. He knows this requires building a shared vision, starting with families, students, and educators, that centers the needs of students while respecting the voices of all stakeholders. Superintendent Sherman is committed to confronting the systemic racial inequities that hold back our children. He knows this begins by modeling reflective practice, humility, and continuous personal growth. He calls his colleagues and learning communities to join him in devoting themselves unapologetically to believing in the capacity and dignity of every student.