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Dr. William Hite

Senior Advisor, Education


Dr. William Hite is a Senior Advisor in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Dr. Hite serves as Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, the largest public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Under his leadership, the School District has opened new innovative high schools, expanded successful school models, launched in-district turnarounds and redesigned schools in partnership with communities.  His overall focus remains on strengthening all elementary and secondary school offerings.

Dr. Hite’s professional experience includes serving at every level – teacher, principal, central office administrator and Superintendent.  He was previously Superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, one of the 25 largest systems in the United States, where he focused on enhanced access and rigor to ensure college and career-readiness, and received national recognition for expanding access to Advanced Placement courses during his tenure.

Dr. Hite also served as an Assistant Superintendent in Georgia’s Cobb County School District.  In addition, as an administrator in Henrico County, Virginia, he led Highland Springs High School to “Best Practices” honors from the state’s General Assembly.

Dr. Hite has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond School of Continuous Learning and taught school leadership courses at Virginia State University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland.  A member of numerous national, state, and local boards, he has participated with national agencies and associations to reform K-12 education.

Dr. Hite holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Virginia Tech, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Education specializing in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech.

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