Interim headmaster selected for Boston Latin School

BOSTON (WHDH) - An interim headmaster at Boston Latin School was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Michael Contompasis, an alum and former Boston Public Schools Superintendent, has been selected to fill the spot.

The school’s headmaster and assistant headmaster resigned last week following the US Attorney’s investigation into complaints of racism.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Contompasis, who led Boston Latin from 1976-1998, is the right man to steer the school through some turbulent times.

The announcement came just a week after Lynne Mooney Teta and a longtime administrator quit suddenly.

The prestigious public exam school has been dealing with criticism for the way it has handled complaints of racism.

Boston NAACP President Michael Curry said Contompasis did not get much done with his group’s complaints about racism at BLS years ago, but he is hopeful the former superintendent is ready to help.

Many Boston Latin School alums are happy to see Contompasis coming back.

Walsh said he hopes a permanent headmaster can be picked by next March.

Contompasis’ first day on the job will be Wednesday.

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