Program Profiles
Robert Runcie

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Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Broward County Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief Technology Officer
Previous Organization
Chicago Public Schools
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2009


The battle for quality education is the social justice cause of our time. If you believe that every child has the right to a quality education, then there is no more important work than providing the right leadership to dramatically transform public education in this country. I have found my passion and purpose in life — to improve the human condition by giving every child an equal chance to excel and achieve happiness. It all starts at the top with one of the most challenging and important jobs in America: the urban school superintendent.

Robert Runcie began his career in education as chief information officer for Chicago Public Schools. There, he developed and implemented a web-based student information system, giving teachers and staff greater visibility on student performance. He went on to become chief administrative officer for CPS, overseeing several departments working towards a common goal of improving student achievement. As superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert has continued his efforts to help students succeed through higher expectations, revamped student disciplinary practices and high-quality instruction. He was named 2016 Florida State Superintendent of the Year and 2015 Hispanic-Serving Superintendent by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.

More about Robert Runcie

Robert Runcie – An unconventional path, The Broad Center Blog, January 30, 2018

If not for a passing glance from a teacher proctoring the SAT, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s life would have turned out very differently. Read more.

Opinion: Schools chief – Focusing on safety and security, and toppling ‘fake news’, The Sun-Sentinel, March 23, 2018

Superintendent Robert Runcie highlights new safety measures and also addresses the rise in “fake news” related to the Parkland tragedy. Read more.

Opinion: Another Viewpoint – State budget does not prioritize our students’ education, The Ledger , March 11, 2018

This is a joint column by the superintendents of Florida’s 10 largest school districts, including: Robert Runcie, Dr. Barbara Jenkins and Dr. Robert Avossa. Read more.

‘We Witnessed The Worst Of Humanity But The Best Of The Human Spirit’: Superintendent Robert Runcie, CBS - Miami , February 21, 2018

A heart-felt statement from Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie at a school board meeting one week after the deadly school shooting. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Broward County Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief Technology Officer
Previous Organization
Chicago Public Schools
Previous Organization Sector
School District