The Rochester school district’s number two in command, Anita Murphy, is one of two finalists for the superintendent position at the Oswego, NY, school district, according to a report
by Oswego County Today.
endent Bolgen Vargas hired Murphy in 2012. As deputy superintendent, Murphy is arguably Vargas’s most strategically important hire. Her close relationship to Albany and her no-nonsense style, as well as the depth of her experience helped to calm some critics' concerns about Vargas’s experience and qualifications.
Murphy, formerly associate commissioner at the State Education Department, has been responsible for implementing the Annual Professional Performance Review and the new curriculum called Common Core.