Anthony Hamlet is the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was previously a football player at
University of Miami
University of Miami and briefly with the Indianapolis Colts.
Hamlet attended public schools in Palm Beach County, Florida. In 1992,
he earned a bachelor's degree in general studies from the University
of Miami, where he was a starting defensive tackle on the Hurricanes'
undefeated 1991 National Co-champion football team. The team defeated
the Nebraska 22-0 in the 1992 Orange Bowl.
He earned two degrees at Nova Southeastern University: a master's in
education leadership in 2003 and a doctorate in education in 2007.
In 2015, he was a member of the first class at the AASA-Howard
University Urban Superintendent Academy, a program intended to train
leaders for urban school districts.
Hamlet was a defensive end on the NFL's
Indianapolis Colts in 1993,
but did not play in any games. He said he also was a player for the
Seattle Seahawks and
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a short time.
He began his educational career as a case manager and behavioral
specialist with a Palm Beach County mental health unit. He
subsequently held positions as teacher, dean of students, assistant
principal, principal, and district administrator, mostly with the
School District of Palm Beach County. He worked in many different
educational settings: urban and suburban, affluent and
poverty-stricken, and with high-performing and low-performing
In October 2015, the Pittsburgh School Board commissioned a national
search for a new superintendent. In January 2016, their independent
consultants issued a public call for applicants. Hamlet submitted his
application in March, including a five-page resume and several letters
of recommendation. Two months later the Pittsburgh school board
unanimously voted to hire him as superintendent, with a five-year
contract and an annual salary of $210,000. Eleven days later,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke a news story about discrepancies in
Hamlet's resume. The news and allegations were troubling to the board,
which called in a former state prosecutor to investigate. Hamlet's
resume was found to be "fraught with errors" and included several
plagiarized paragraphs. The school board voted to retain Hamlet.
The Palm Beach County school district, Hamlet's long-time and most
recent employer, did not provide a statement and refused all interview
requests by the investigators. After the extensive investigation, the
discrepancies were found to be "primarily the result of typos,
inaccurate verbiage and lack of clarity or precision in his resume".
On July 1, 2016, Hamlet took the oath of office as Pittsburgh Public
Schools superintendent. In an interview several weeks later, Hamlet
said he wouldn't change anything about his resume.
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