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Mary Skipper

Boston Public Schools
In June 2022, the Boston School Committee selected Mary Skipper to serve as the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). Mary previously served as the Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools (SPS). Before going to Somerville, Superintendent Skipper was a Network Superintendent of High Schools for BPS, where she oversaw 34 high schools serving approximately 19,500 students. Among her most notable accomplishments while at BPS, Superintendent Skipper helped launch TechBoston Academy (TBA) as the founding school leader in 2002.  

Following her outstanding career at Boston Public Schools, Superintendent Skipper joined SPS in July of 2015. Skipper quickly made her mark in Somerville as an innovative and visionary thinker, a passionate advocate for all youth, and a strategic systems builder whose approach focused on leveraging community resources to support students. Under her tenure, SPS emerged as a leader in the use of data to inform continuous progress, and to ensure a student-centered approach to teaching and learning driven by an unfailing commitment to equity of opportunity and access for all students. Under her guidance, Somerville has become known as a forward-thinking district that consistently ranks among the top urban districts in overall student growth, and a district that has seen a declining drop-out rate.

Superintendent Skipper holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Latin, along with a Master’s degree in Classics from Tufts University. She earned a Master's in Education Policy from Harvard and a Master's in Education Leadership from Columbia Teachers College.

Read complete bio on the BPS website