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Mayor Daley Appoints Terry Mazany Schools Chief

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    Mayor Richard Daley Tuesday announced an interim replacement for outgoing Chicago Public Schools Chief Ron Huberman.

    Terry Mazany, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, will replace Huberman as the head of the third largest school system in the country, and take over a $6.57 billion budget. 

    "He brings managerial skills as well as experience in education to the job," Daley said at a press conference announcing the appointment.

    Mazany is a former public school administrator, who worked in Michigan and California. He led a $50 million, five year education initiative for Community Trust that benefitted CPS, according to the bank web site.

    The new boss said he has no interest in signing on permanently and will work "on loan" from Community Trust for $1 a year.

    Mazany's appointment was a necessary, if not comfortable, one for Daley.

    Huberman said earlier this month that he would leave his post by Nov. 29.

    "I have been privileged to work with so many talented people who have tirelessly made this city a better place to work and call home," Huberman said in a written statement.

     
    It's not clear if the choice of Mazany will sit well with union and education leaders who wanted a candidate from within the system. Daley said it should be someone with a business background. 
     
    "The CEO has always been a business person," said Daley.  "It works better that way."