Rachel Skerritt named headmaster at Boston Latin School

Boston school officials tapped an alumna and former teacher at Boston Latin School to be its new headmaster Thursday, making her the first person of color to lead the prestigious high school still healing from a crisis over alleged racial discrimination.

Rachel Skerritt, who grew up in Dorchester, graduated from the school in 1995, and taught English there, is now the deputy chief of leadership development for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She is the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history, officials said.

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