Program Profiles
William Hite

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
The School District of Philadelphia

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Area Assistant Superintendent
Previous Organization
Cobb County School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2005


School leaders must provide the support and resources to enable all students to excel academically. Quality education is the key to future opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Urban superintendents must have the capacity to encourage change and hold teachers and administrators responsible for closing ethnic and income achievement gaps.

As superintendent for The School District of Philadelphia, Bill Hite has worked to make Pennsylvania’s largest public school system a model for how to scale equity and rigor. Under his leadership, the district has turned around underperforming schools and worked to ensure students in every neighborhood have access to high-quality schools.

More about William Hite

William Hite – Bringing educational opportunities to the City of Brotherly Love, The Broad Center Blog, April 30, 2018

As the leader of the eighth-largest school district in the country, where about half of the district’s students are Black and 20 percent are Latinx, William Hite is working to build public support in the City of Brotherly Love. Read more.

Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite’s report card: 4 As, 2 Bs, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 28, 2018

The Philadelphia School District’s governing body gave Superintendent William Hite a positive evaluation. Read more.

Remember this name: Tamir Harper, a kid from Southwest Philly, is going places, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 15, 2018

Philadelphia school superintendent William R. Hite talks about a "remarkable" student named Tamir Harper. Read more.

Opinion: The community must come together to fix our aging schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 2018

Superintendent William Hite writes about the need to fix aging school buildings for the students and educators of Philadelphia. Read more.

Opinion: What kids learn out of school is also critically important, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 10, 2018

William Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, co-authors this opinion article about out-of-school-time activities. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
The School District of Philadelphia

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Area Assistant Superintendent
Previous Organization
Cobb County School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District