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Gorman: New CMS deputy in September

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Peter Gorman says he hopes to have a new top lieutenant hired by mid-September, and he's looking outside as well as in-house.

Deputy Superintendent Maurice Green, who has been Gorman's second-in-command since Gorman started in 2006, is leaving to become superintendent of Guilford County Schools.

Gorman said there are qualified candidates working for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, but he has also advertised the job through The Broad Foundation, a Los Angeles-based organization that trains school-district leaders. Gorman is a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy, and the CMS board has done extensive Broad training in how to govern.

Gorman said he has also asked Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, an alliance of business, civic and education leaders, to spread the word in the business community.

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