The Rochester City School District says a familiar name will take over as interim superintendent when Barbara Deane Williams retires at the end of January.
The district announced to staff today that Dan Lowengard, a former Syracuse school superintendent, will take over the post while the search for a permanent replacement continues. It's the second time Lowengard has been interim superintendent in Rochester. He took over in January of 2016 following the resigation of Bolgen Vargas, but he served only four days before he suffered a stroke while speaking before the Rochester Teachers Association.
Now recovered, Lowengard will get another shot at heading the city schools. His chief of staff will be Linda Cimusz who took up the reigns in 2016 until Barbara Deane-Williams was hired.