Broward County

Dr. Vickie Cartwright Chosen as Broward County Public Schools Superintendent

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Dr. Vickie Cartwright has been chosen to be the next leader of Broward County Public Schools.

Cartwright was picked to be the next superintendent by the school board at a meeting Wednesday.

Cartwright beat out the other finalist for the job, Michael Gaal, a former Air Force flight instructor who has been an administrator in three urban school districts: Oakland, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.

Gaal and Cartwright had gone through a public interview by the board after they were picked as the final two candidates for the job. They also faced the public at a town hall meeting in Plantation Tuesday night.

Cartwright has served as interim superintendent since last August, when Robert Runcie stepped down from the position.

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