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Anthony Hamlet is the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was previously a football player at the University of Miami
University of Miami
and briefly with the Indianapolis Colts. Education[edit] 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.[1] 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.[2] Career[edit] Hamlet was a defensive end on the NFL's Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
in 1993, but did not play in any games.[3] He said he also was a player for the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
and Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
for a short time.[4] 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.[1] He worked in many different educational settings: urban and suburban, affluent and poverty-stricken, and with high-performing and low-performing schools.[2] 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.[5][6] Eleven days later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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.[5] The school board voted to retain Hamlet.[7] 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.[8] In an interview several weeks later, Hamlet said he wouldn't change anything about his resume.[9] References[edit]

^ a b "Superintendent of Schools". Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh Public Schools
website. Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ a b Superville, Denisa R. (2016-05-20). "Florida Administrator Chosen as Pittsburgh's New Superintendent". Education Week. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ "Anthony Hamlet, DE". NFL.com website. National Football League. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ " Anthony Hamlet named Pittsburgh schools superintendent". ESPN UK website. ESPN UK. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ a b Lindstrom, Natasha; Behrman, Elizabeth (2016-07-01). "Pittsburgh superintendent's resume 'fraught with errors,' report says". TribLive. TribLive. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ Born, Molly (2016-07-02). "Review of Hamlet's credentials details 'inaccuracies' in resume, lacks recommendations". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Block Communications. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ Gable, Kym (2016-06-29). " Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Board Votes to Keep Hamlet". CBS Pittsburgh website. CBSPittsburgh. Retrieved 2017-04-03.  ^ Lindstrom, Natasha; Behrman, Elizabeth (July 1, 2016). "Pittsburgh superintendent's resume 'fraught with errors,' report says". The Tribune-Review. Triblive.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.  ^ Guggenheimer, Paul (2016-08-22). "Hamlet Talks Student Support in 90-Day Plan, Says He'd Change 'Nothing' About Resume". WESA website. WESA (FM). Retrieved 2017-

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