Board Still Mulling Pittsburgh Superintendent’s Resume, Job

Jun 13, 2016

DeNeice Welch with the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network told reporters that concerns raised about new Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet's resume were a "non-issue."
Credit Sarah Schneider / 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Public Schools board members said they met with new superintendent Anthony Hamlet, a former Florida educator, on Monday to discuss inconsistencies in his resume and accusations of plagiarism.

The district personnel committee met with solicitor Ira Weiss and Hamlet at the district’s main office in Oakland.

While leaving the building, board member Sylvia Wilson said she wasn't in the meeting and couldn't comment. Other board members were escorted by school police as they left the meeting and also did not comment. 

A release from the district stated the board will meet again, but did not specify when.

A Pittsburgh Public Schools news release says board members will meet again to discuss issues regarding new Superintendent Anthony Hamlet's resume.
Credit Pittsburgh Public Schools

"The Personnel Committee of the Board met with Dr. Anthony Hamlet today and have requested additional information from Dr. Hamlet related to his resume. The Board will continue to meet to discuss the issues that have arisen related to Dr. Hamlet’s resume."

Members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network called issues with Hamlet’s resume a "non-story" and described the situation as a "witch hunt."

DeNeice Welch with the organization said outside the building that she fully supports Hamlet and the experience he can bring to the position.

Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said the federation will support any candidate the board supports. She said a few percentage point discrepancies in Hamlet's resume were not a concern.