Mayor Rawlings-Blake's Statement On The Death Of Dr. Walter Amprey, Former Superintendent For Baltimore City Public Schools
Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2014
Better Schools. Safer Streets. Stronger Neighborhoods.
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 23, 2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the following statement regarding the death of former Baltimore City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Amprey:
"My heart is heavy after hearing of Dr. Walter Amprey's passing. Personally, I have appreciated and benefitted from his wise counsel during my time in office. Following the death of my father, there were few men whose advice I knew I could trust—Dr. Amprey was one. He will always be remembered as a progressive educator with national acclaim, who brought a forward-thinking, business-like approach to education administration. He had deep roots in Baltimore City with a strong passion for youth. After serving as superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools, Dr. Amprey remained committed to Baltimore's educational environment and urban education overall; most recently, he provided his expertise and worked alongside the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to identify the next CEO for Baltimore City Public Schools. He will truly be missed. I extend my deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time. I know they recognize the mark Dr. Amprey left on Baltimore. His legacy will remain for generations to come."