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CPS fills education jobs in Chicago

Posted on August 13, 2012

Chicago Public Schools announced recently that it has filled a key job for education jobs in Chicago.

The district hired Todd Babbitz as Chief Transformation Officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to oversee the newly created Office of Strategy Management (OSM).

The new hire will be involved in providing additional instructional time to give teachers and students the time needed to boost achievement to implementing the rigorous Common Core Standards and improving accountability systems at all levels.

Babbitz will work across all CPS departments guiding day-to-day execution to ensure alignment with overall District strategies.

Babbitz has worked with McKinsey & Company consulting Fortune 500 organizations undergoing major transformation. He most recently was Chief Marketing Officer, Benefits Outsourcing for Hewitt Associates, where he led strategy and strategic marketing for a $1.5 billion business unit and previously served as a partner at the Chicago-based law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, focusing on antitrust law.

“As the son of a teacher and as a new parent, I have the greatest respect and appreciation for the vital and challenging roles that teachers, school administrators, communities and parents play in educating our children and helping them to reach their full potential,” Babbitz said. “I look forward to using my experience from my business and legal careers to improve the execution of Chicago Public Schools’ strategies, in pursuit of a shared mission of preparing every student, in every community, to succeed in college and career.”