The Baltimore Sun is reporting that former city school superintendent, Dr. Walter Amprey has passed away at the age of 69 .
Here is more on the story:
Walter Amprey, former Baltimore City schools superintendent who served from 1991 to 1997, died of complications of a heart transplant Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 69.
“He always put the interests of the children ahead of his personal interests,” said former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, whom he served under. “He was superintendent at a difficult time too.”
“He was the consummate citizen. He believed in bringing your gifts and talents to the public square in service to others,” Baltimore NAACP president Tessa Hill-Aston, who was a childhood friend of Mr. Amprey, said in a statement. “As the leader of our school system under Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Walter worked diligently to provide hope and opportunities to our children against extraordinary challenges.”
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