Antwan Wilson confirmed as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

Antwan Wilson was confirmed as the next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Antwan Wilson was confirmed as the next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

According to Alejandra Matos of the Washington Post on Tuesday the D.C. Council unanimously confirmed Antwan Wilson as the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

Wilson was approved without any discussion or debate. David Grosso,who leads the education committee was the only one to speak. Grosso highlighted Wilson’s experience in other major school systems and praised Wilson’s commitment to improving D.C. schools.

Wilson, who most recently served as the superintendent at Oakland Unified School District in California, is scheduled to take over the D.C. school system on February 1.

According to Matos some parents and teachers said they look forward to working with Wilson to improve academic achievement and boost enrollment in the city’s public schools. Those who previously raised concerns about Wilson’s nomination say they look forward to working with him.

In a telephone interview with The Washington Post from Oakland, Wilson said he spent a lot of time meeting with council members privately ahead of the vote and that he is “appreciative of the council members for their confirmation vote and excited about the work we are going to do in D.C.” Read more here.