Detroit Superintendent Candidate Drops Out

Ramos opts for possible position in Minnesota.

Days before a scheduled daylong interview in Detroit, one of the three finalists for superintendent of Detroit’s public schools said he will no longer seek the position. 

Orlando Ramos has been the regional superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools for less than two years. He withdrew from consideration for the job with the Detroit Public Schools Community District Thursday after being selected as one of three finalists for the superintendent position in Saint Paul Minnesota.

Ray and Associates, the search firm used by DPSCD and Saint Paul Public Schools, recommended Ramos for both positions. 

Ramos was also among the top three candidates for superintendent in Allentown, Pennsylvania last fall. 

The two remaining candidates for Detroit are Derrick Coleman — superintendent of River Rouge Schools and Nikolai Vitti — superintendent in Duvall County Florida.


More on this:

Detroit Board Visits Florida Superintendent’s Schools

DPSCD Interviews River Rouge Superintendent

Detroit Superintendent Candidate Drops Out

Florida Candidate Bids for DPSCD Superintendent

Detroit Board Interviews Vitti


  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.