CMS names interim #2 aide

Tyler Ream, who has been chief of staff to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman for the past year, was named today by Gorman as the school system's interim chief operating officer.

For the time being, Ream will fill part of the role left vacant when Maurice “Mo” Green resigned last month as chief operating officer and deputy superintendent, to become superintendent of the Guilford County Schools.

Gorman said Ream will not have the deputy superintendent's role.

“He will be interim chief operating officer,” the superintendent said. “Tyler is not a candidate for the permanent position.”

Gorman said the school system's eventual replacement for Green will also not carry the deputy superintendent's title. “We're not looking to replace Mo,” Gorman said. “We're looking to replace the chief operating officer.”

He said he hopes to have a nominee for the permanent chief operating officer position by September. The school board must approve the choice.

Ream, a Los Angeles area native, taught elementary school from 2000 until 2006 in California and won Teacher of the Year honors in 2004 in the Santa Ana Unified District. He became a principal in 2006 and was hired by Gorman as chief of staff for CMS in July 2007.