Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa has been named a member of Chiefs for Change, an education advocacy group created by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s education-reform think tank.
Avossa is one of the six new members appointed to the national non-profit, which now comprises 17 present and former education leaders.
The new members also include two other Florida educators: Desmond Blackburn, superintendent of Brevard County’s public schools; and Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of Orange County’s public schools.
Other members include the past or present education chiefs of Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
The group split off last year from the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a think tank founded by Bush to promote his education-reform policies, and no longer receives financial support from it.
Avossa, the former superintendent of Fulton County, Ga., took the top job in Palm Beach County’s schools in June.