The Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school system’s interim superintendent, beginning June 2, the school district announced April 23.

He succeeds Superintendent Robert Avossa, who was chosen last week as the new leader for the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida.

Zeff joined Fulton County Schools in 2012 as its chief strategy and innovation officer, the district said in a press release. He directs the development and execution of the school system’s overall strategy to improve student achievement throughout the district. Zeff’s division also oversees implementation of the charter system model.

“Ken Zeff has the experience and expertise to help Fulton County Schools build on our steady growth in student achievement,” said Linda McCain, school board president. “Both the strategic plan and the charter system model are delivering excellent results by empowering schools to make decisions that are in the best interest of their students. We have full confidence that he is ideally suited to implement the Board’s vision to deepen the impact of our charter system model.”

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