The Dade County Board of Education named Dade County Schools Director of Capital Projects, Safety and SIS Josh Ingle as Interim Superintendent of Schools at the end of the Nov. 17 monthly BOE meeting.
Ingle will officially take over the role on Jan. 1, 2021, the day after current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jan Irons Harris steps down from her role. The decision to give Ingle the position came after multiple special-called meetings to discuss candidates.
BOE Chair Carolyn Bradford said the board did not conduct any interviews in making their decision for an interim, adding that Ingle was unanimously appointed to the position.
“Josh Ingle will do an excellent job serving as interim superintendent effective Jan. 1, 2021,” Harris said. “I’ve enjoyed working with him while he was a principal and a federal safety programs director at the county office. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, hardworking, dependable and trustworthy. Additionally, he is a fine person, a great family man and a great father and husband. He is a person of character.”
Ingle said that he is excited to fill the shoes of Harris and add on to the groundwork and culture that she has spent nearly five years developing in Dade County.
“I’m honored that the board has confidence in me to lead during this interim time period,” Ingle said. “Dr. Harris has laid a solid foundation. I’m certainly excited to continue building on that foundation that she’s laid out for Dade County Schools.”
Ingle said that he will still act as the Director of Federal Programs, Capital Projects and Safety, adding that he will be leaning on his technologically savvy colleagues to help consistently provide facility safety across all DCS campuses.