From a June 28, 2019, Everett Public Schools news release.
Dr. Ian B. Saltzman, who was unanimously selected by the Everett Public Schools Board of Directors to succeed retiring Dr. Gary Cohn and become the district’s 25th superintendent, took the oath of office on June 27, 2019.
Saltzman, surrounded by the superintendent’s cabinet and Board President Carol Andrews and Vice President Caroline Mason took the oath of office administered by Cohn, whose last day in the office was June 28th.
Saltzman will be spending a significant amount of time listening and learning as the district gears up for another school year. July 1st and 2nd he will be part of the district’s annual “bus tour” for new administrators, and will participate in his first board meeting Tuesday night, July 2nd.
“I am looking forward to getting out there and meet people. That is how I will learn the most and be able to help the district continue to make positive progress in the community,” stated Dr. Saltzman.
“Dr. Saltzman is a relationship builder,” commented Board President Carol Andrews.
She went on to say, “He is strongly committed to a ‘student first’ philosophy and has an energy and passion we were looking for in our new superintendent.”
The 120-day plan presented to the board during the May 29 interview included a significant amount of time spent listening and learning.
“There is an honesty and authentic connection he makes with people that will be a great benefit to our community,” Andrews added.
Saltzman was most recently the South Region Superintendent in Palm Beach County School District in Florida and has experience as a special education teacher, assistant principal and principal in addition to district leadership. He has a passion for all students reaching their potential and fulfilling their dreams.