Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tomás Hanna, District Superintendent

Tomás Hanna has over 30 years of experience in urban public education in the cities of New York, Philadelphia and Providence, RI. He has served in key leadership roles – principal, central office administrator, and as a member of the senior cabinet. In these roles he has led a wide-range of functions, including:  human capital and organizational development; employee feedback; performance management; innovation; attendance and truancy; parent, family, community engagement and faith-based partnerships; student support services; and non-instructional school support.

 Some of the outcomes achieved under Hanna’s leadership include improved academic outcomes; improved hiring processes; enhanced supports to new teachers; quality customer service to prospective employees; and groundbreaking labor agreements. Two case studies were written by the Harvard Business School and Graduate School of Education for the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) documenting his work in human capital management and its sustainability over time.

 Tomás is a native Philadelphian and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master of Arts in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from LaSalle University, and holds a Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.  He is a Broad Superintendent's Academy Fellow.

 Tomás is the son Felícita Meléndez, a pioneer in educational leadership and the first Latina to serve as a school principal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 Tomás resides in Philadelphia with his wife Priscilla Fuentes and is the proud father of Isabella, a recent Penn State graduate and Tomás Andrés, 11.