Toledo Public Schools welcomed Dr. Romules Durant as the district’s 30th Superintendent on August 1, 2013. A native of Toledo, Dr. Durant has big plans to take the school district to the next level of success.
A proud graduate of Waite High School, one of the district’s traditional high schools, Dr. Durant began working for Toledo Public Schools in 1999 as a classroom teacher. From there, he became an assistant principal, a principal and then assistant superintendent.
Charismatic and confident, Dr. Durant is focused on a core list of goals that dictate how he will lead TPS. His focus includes increasing student academic achievement, raising the graduation rate, encouraging parent involvement, robust accountability among staff and ensuring that the district is operating at its greatest efficiency. As he has prepared to assume the responsibilities of Superintendent, Dr. Durant developed a new mission and vision statement for Toledo Public Schools - both highlight how he plans to move the district forward and his focus on student success.
Dr. Durant played a pivotal role in creating the district’s highly-acclaimed, multi-year, transformation plan. The plan addresses increasing community partnerships, broadening educational opportunities for students and establishing neighborhood schools. Dr. Durant looks forward to continuing the implementation of the transformation plan.
Student success is a number one priority for the new superintendent. In a recent newspaper interview, Dr. Durant stressed that he wants all TPS students and potential students to know “they’re at the heart of everything TPS does and that all decisions are made in their best interest.” He is also the founder of two popular student leadership groups, Young Men of Excellence and Young Women of Excellence.
Dr. Durant will serve as the interim superintendent for Toledo Public Schools for one year. The Board of Education will then have the option to extend a multi-year contract to Dr. Durant. To learn more about Dr. Romules Durant, please read his biography.
Quote from Toledo Free Press, April, 2013.