Superintendent Dede Galdston announced the hiring of Dr. Ceronne Daly as the Watertown Public School’s Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
Galdston announced the hiring to staff on Monday. Daly has worked in the Boston Public Schools for more than 10 years, most recently as the Managing Director of the Office of Recruitment, Cultivation, and Diversity Programs.
Daly will officially start working in October, but will be attending events starting this week, Galdston said in her statement. Daly succeeds Kimberlee Henry, who was the first Director of DEIB. The School Committee approved the creation of the position in 2020.
Superintendent Galdston’s Statement:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ceronne Daly as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Thank you to the members of the Search Committee who recommended Dr. Daly as a finalist and gave their summer time to be part of the process.
Dr. Daly served in the Boston Public Schools for more than 10 years, serving in various roles. Most recently she was the Managing Director of the Office of Recruitment, Cultivation, and Diversity Programs for BPS.
Throughout her career, she held positions in organizations in ways that “improve outcomes to support district leaders, school leaders, students, and families in achieving excellence.” Throughout the interview process, it became clear that Watertown is fortunate to have in Dr. Daly a director with experience, compassion, vision, and a desire to have a meaningful impact on all students in our schools.
Dr. Daly will be joining us in October, but prior to that, she will attending key events such as the Restorative Justice Training on August 28 and August 31 and our Opening Day convening.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Daly into our strong community!