Program Profiles
Paymon Rouhanifard

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Superintendent
Previous Organization
Camden City School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2015-2016


#AllSchoolsRise was more than a hashtag for Paymon Rouhanifard. It was the goal of the community’s district improvement plan to advance safety, facilities, learning, parent friendliness and central-office effectiveness, all to ensure that every student had the opportunity to earn an excellent public education while Paymon was superintendent of Camden Public Schools in New Jersey. In his first three years, Camden’s graduation rate rose by more than 20 percentage points, more students attended preschool than ever before and students, staff and families all reported feeling safer.

More about Paymon Rouhanifard

Paymon Rouhanifard – Camden’s coach, on the court and off, The Broad Center Blog, January 30, 2018

Yes, Camden has had its challenges. But, it also has its leaders who are working to reclaim the pride and promise of its greatest assets: the city’s young people. Among those leaders was Paymon Rouhanifard who served as Camden City School District superintendent from 2013 to 2018. Read more.

Op-ed: Like most superintendents, I cared a lot about test scores. Too much, it turns out, Chalkbeat, November 13, 2018

Paymon Rouhanifard reflects on his time as superintendent in Camden, New Jersey, and talks about the evolution of his own thinking during that five-year experience in this op-ed. Read more.

How an Unknown Reformer Rescued One of America’s Most Troubled School Districts, Politico, June 30, 2018

Camden’s superintendent, Paymon Rouhanifard, was featured in this Politico Magazine article. Read more.

Exit Interview: Camden’s Paymon Rouhanifard Reflects on 5 Years of Surging Student Achievement, Expanding Parental Choice in One of NJ’s Poorest Districts, The 74, June 13, 2018

In his final days as superintendent of Camden City School District, Paymon Rouhanifard talks about the five years of improvements in student achievement. Read more.

YOUR TURN: Real reasons for hope in Camden schools’ progress, Courier Post, March 5, 2018

An op-ed from the mayor of Camden on the progress of Camden City School District under the leadership of Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard. Read more.

Working Together for Camden’s Kids, New Jersey Spotlight, February 22, 2018

Paymon Rouhanifard co-authors a piece about the educational achievements in Camden schools. Read more.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Superintendent
Previous Organization
Camden City School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District