Collins Lauds Selection of Mr. Contompasis as Interim Superintendent of Boston Latin School

Earlier this week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, announced that Michael Contompasis will be the interim headmaster of Boston Latin School.

Mr. Contompasis, a Latin School alumnus, served as headmaster of his alma mater from 1976 to 1998.  Beginning in 1998, he served as chief operating officer of the Boston Public Schools before taking over as BPS superintendent from 2005 to 2007. Since his departure from public service, Mr. Contompasis has been an advocate for the non-profit Mass Insight Education.

State Representative Nick Collins, alumnus of Boston Latin School under Mr. Contompasis, praised the decision.  “I applaud Mayor Walsh for appointing Michael Contompasis as interim headmaster of Boston Latin School,” said Rep. Collins. “Mr. Contompasis is uniquely qualified to lead BLS during this time. As former head master of BLS and former superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, he is acutely aware of the work that needs to be done and will be a steadying presence in the Latin School community. Mr. Contompasis is well respected by his educational peers and his proven track record speaks for itself. As an alumnus, I support Mayor Walsh’s decision wholeheartedly and I would like to welcome Mr. Contompasis back to Boston Latin School.”

Mr. Contompasis will serve as headmaster while a search is conducted for a permanent headmaster for Boston Latin School. The search process is expected to be completed some time next spring.