2 more top School District of Philadelphia staffers resign

Deputy Superintendent ShaVon Savage was installed only 5 months ago
School District of Philadelphia
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The top leadership in the School District of Philadelphia is in flux: Two more members of Superintendent Tony Watlington’s cabinet have resigned.

The district confirmed Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services ShaVon Savage is leaving her post in May, and Chief Talent Officer Larisa Shambaugh is departing next month.

Their departures follow the exits of Deputy Superintendent for Operations Uri Monson and Chief Operating Officer Reggie McNeil, who were tapped by Gov. Josh Shapiro to join his administration.

Savage, the former principal of Henry C. Lea Elementary School, was promoted to the newly created deputy superintendent position last October. Her departure comes as Watlington develops a strategic academic plan, which he expects to present to the school board in May.

Shambaugh has led the district’s labor and recruitment efforts for four years.

A district spokesperson did not say why Savage and Shambaugh announced their resignations, but she said there would be a national search to replace them.

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