Pre-Academy Role: Area Assistant Superintendent, Cobb County School District, Atlanta, Ga.
Post-Academy Role: Deputy Superintendent, Prince George‘s County Public Schools, Md.
In July 2012, William R. Hite, Jr. was appointed superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, the eigth largest district in the nation serving more than 146,000 students in over 250 schools.
He was previously superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, where he had also served as interim superintendent and as chief of staff for the district.
Before that, Hite served as area assistant superintendent for the Cobb County School District in Atlanta. In this role, Hite supervised 15 high school, middle school and elementary school principals and was responsible for the instructional program for more than 18,000 students.
Hite previously was director of middle school instruction for the Henrico County Public School System in Richmond, Virginia. He also has served as an urban middle and high school principal and was named Henrico County Instructional Leader of the Year in 1996.