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Comparison of superintendents:

Beverly L. Hall
Atlanta
Age: 51
Race: Black
Education: Ed.D./Fordham University
Previous job: Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
Became superintendent: July 1999
Salary: $165,000 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 9
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Board sets policy; administration executes it
Percent staff union: none


Steven J. Adamowski
Cincinnati
Age: 48
Race: White
Education: Ph.D. in Education/St. Louis University
Previous job: Associate Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education
Became superintendent: August 1998
Salary: $136,200 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 95%


Barbara Byrd-Bennett
Cleveland
Age: N/A
Race: Black
Education: Doctoral candidate and Penn Fellow/ Columbia University
Previous job: Supervising superintendent for the Chancellor’s District of New York City Board of Education
Became superintendent: November 1998
Salary: $165,000 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Mayor appoints
Number of members: 9 and 2 ex-officio members
Board Involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: N/A


Sidney "Chip" Zullinger
Denver
Age: 49
Race: White
Education: Ed.D. from University of North Carolina
Previous job: Superintendent of Charleston County School District
Became superintendent: August 1999
Salary: $142,000 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 40-45%


Benjamin Demps Jr.
Kansas City
Age: 65
Race: Black
Education: JD, Oklahoma City University
Previous job: Demps Enterprises Inc.
Became superintendent: August 1999
Salary: $156,400 plus incentives and benefits totaling $200,000
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 9
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: N/A


Roger C. Cuevas
Miami
Age: 55
Race: White
Education: Master of science in curriculum/University of Northern Colorado
Previous job: Deputy superintendent in Miami-Dade
Became superintendent: May 1999
Salary: $233,046
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 9
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: N/A


Spence Korte
Milwaukee
Age: 55
Race: White
Education: Ph.D./Southern Illinois University
Previous job: Principal of Hi-Mount Community School
Became superintendent: May 1999
Salary: $147,136
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 9
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 99%


Carol R. Johnson
Minneapolis
Age: 51
Race: Black
Education: Ed.D./University of
Minnesota
Previous job: Superintendent of
St. Louis Park Schools in Minnesota
Became superintendent: June 1997
Salary: $126,600 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 95%


Rene X. Diaz
Phoenix
Age: 55
Race: Hispanic
Education: Ed.D./Arizona State University
Previous job: Deputy Superintendent Phoenix Union School District
Became superintendent: April 1995
Salary: $125,000
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 69%


Helen Faison
Pittsburgh
Age: 74
Race: Black
Education: Ph.D./ University of Pittsburgh
Previous job: former director of the Pittsburgh Teachers Institute, Chatham College
Became superintendent: July 1999
Salary: $115,000
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 9
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Some. District changing that to no involvement
Percent staff union: 84%


Ben Canada
Portland
Age: 54
Race: Black
Education: Ph.D./University of Texas
Previous job: Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
Became superintendent: August 1998
Salary: $155,000 plus $20,000 performance bonus compensation
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 90-95%


Cleveland Hammonds Jr.
St. Louis
Age: 63
Race: Black
Education: Ed.D./ University of Illinois-Urbana
Previous job: Superintendent, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, Ala.
Became superintendent: July 1996
Salary: $140,000
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 8
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Not involved
Percent staff union: 30%


Alan D. Bersin
San Diego
Age: 52
Race: White
Education: JD, Yale Law School; Rhodes Scholar, Oxford
Previous job: U.S. attorney for San Diego and Imperial Counties, Border Czar appointed by Janet Reno
Became superintendent: July 1998
Salary: $165,000 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 5
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Involved
Percent staff union: 96%


Joseph Olchefske
Seattle
Age: 41
Race: White
Education: Master’s in regional planning/ Kennedy School, Harvard
Previous job: Chief Operating Officer for the Seattle School District
Became superintendent: February 1999
Salary: $150,000 plus performance bonus
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board invovlement in day-to-day operations: Delegated to superintendent
Percent staff union: 80%


Earl Lennard
Tampa
Age: 57
Race: White
Education: Ph.D./University of South Florida
Previous job: Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
Became superintendent: July 1996
Salary: $164,999.14
Elected or appointed board: Elected
Number of members: 7
Board involvement in day-to-day operations: Approves appointments, etc., upon staff recommendation
Percent staff union: 92%



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