The outgoing superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts has been hired as a deputy commissioner with the Massachusetts Education Department. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.
Alan Ingram will be one of two deputy commissioners at the 500 person state agency which oversees the k through 12 education system in Massachusetts. His appointment, announced Monday by state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester was praised in a written statement from Governor Deval Patrick. During Ingram’s four year tenure in Springfield state officials said student test scores in Math improved at all grades, and English proficiency improved at some grades..Ingram announced last summer that he did not wish to stay in Springfield beyond his initial four year contract. The Springfield school committee recently hired veteran Springfield educator Daniel Warwick as the next superintendent of schools.