The Rochester School Board has selected a veteran education administrator to temporarily replace Superintendent Romain Dallemand, who leaves the district this month.
Jackie Silver, executive director of the district’s Community Education Program, will become interim superintendent on Jan. 15. She is expected to serve approximately six months until the district hires a permanent replacement.
Dallemand is leaving Rochester to become the superintendent of Bibb County Schools in Macon, Ga. He became superintendent of the Rochester Public School District in 2007 after working as a school administrator in Connecticut and Florida.
Silver was one of five candidates interviewed for the position.
Officials said they they picked Silver because she is is a good communicator and has financial management expertise. They also cited her commitment to the district’s Five-Year Strategic Plan and efforts to engage the staff and the community.