Robert Avossa

The Fulton County school board plans to hire a Charlotte school executive to serve as its next superintendent, the board announced April 11.

The board named Robert Avossa as its finalist for superintendent. In a press release, the board said it would formally offer the job to Avossa at the end of a 14-day public comment period.

Avossa now serves as the chief strategy and accountability officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools in North Carolina, one of the country’s largest districts, the school board said in its press release. The North Carolina district enrolls more than 135,000 students.

“He’s a strong coalition builder who believes that every child can learn,” Linda Schultz, Fulton school board president, said in the release.

Avossa will succeed former Superintendent Cindy Loe, who retires at the end of the school year.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.