For newcomers to the Queen City or others who don't hear the angels sing at the mention of Larry Leverett, he is revered for his service to the Plainfield school district and is considered by most to be the ne plus ultra of school administrators.
Leverett was sought out by the Greenwich, Conn. school district and served there from 2003-2006 before becoming executive director of the Panasonic Foundation. He retired at the end of 2016.
In "Engaging the Public: A Superintendent's View," published on Edutopia, Leverett describes his approach to Plainfield. It is long, but a very worthwhile read.
The Panasonic Foundation's scope and Larry Leverett's "extraordinary leadership" are noted in an article on the foundation's search for a successor.
Larry's friends and admirers would be thrilled if somehow he returned, even for just a while.