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Broward School Board Picks Orange County Administrator As Interim Superintendent

Amy Beth Bennett
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Eric Chisem, director of non-instructional employment, speaks with Vickie Cartwright after her interview for interim superintendent to replace Robert Runcie.

Vickie Cartwright, a longtime Orange County administrator and recent superintendent in Wisconsin, was selected Thursday as the interim superintendent for Broward schools.

A divided School Board chose Cartwright 5-4 over a second candidate interviewed, Robert Schiller, an administrator who has led numerous school districts over the past 40 years, often for a short duration.

“I’m feeling very grateful. I’m so humbled for the opportunity to work alongside some wonderful individuals,” Cartwright said after the meeting. “This is just an exciting time for me. Coming to Florida is important to me.”

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.