PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Tony B. Watlington Sr., Ed. D. has officially begun his term as the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia.
Watlington was named as the new superintendent in April after a search with several candidates. He previously served as the superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina and has a vast background in education that spans several decades.
He was sworn in on Thursday morning with his three sons by his side. "As I embrace the incredible honor of becoming superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, I will engage in strategic, thoughtful, and equity-focused conversations and actions to identify what is currently being done well and what needs improvement," he said. "Philadelphia is a vibrant city with extraordinary talent and collective resources.