Acting Mayor

Mayor's Education Summit  

Dr. Peter Gorman, Senior Vice President, News Corporation; Former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina

Peter C. Gorman, Ed.D., has more than two decades of experience in education. He was superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, or CMS, from July 2006 to 2011 when he joined News Corps as its new Education Division.

With a background that blends business and education, Gorman believes that high academic achievement, transparency, and accountability are essential for a successful public school district.

Gorman began his educational career in Orlando, FL, teaching second grade, before becoming a dean of students in the Orange County (Orlando) Public Schools. He subsequently worked as an assistant principal at both the middle school and high school levels. He was a high school principal from 1994 to 1997 in Longwood, FL, in Seminole County.

In 1997, he became assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Osceola County schools. In 1998, he returned to the Orange County (Orlando) school system as area superintendent. He was named chief operating officer for business and finance in that system, and then became chief information officer. He moved to Tustin, CA, in 2001 as superintendent of schools there, leaving to join CMS in 2006. Gorman, a native of Dearborn, MI, holds a master's in business administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and a master's and doctorate in education from the University of Central Florida. He also attended the New Superintendents Institute at Harvard University in 1998. He was named a fellow at the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy in 2004.

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