Harrisburg appoints Eric Truman as next superintendent


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg School District’s next superintendent has been appointed on Monday. Eric Turman will be the new leader of the district, which was taken over by the state in 2019.

Turman was the longtime principal of Reading High School.

He’s credited with a dramatic academic and cultural turnaround in that district, which also went through a massive recovery period.

Harrisburg’s receiver Dr. Janet Samuels appointed him to his new role in a special meeting at 6 p.m. His term of appointment starts July 1 of this year and runs until June 30 of 2026.

The district says there was a national search to fill this role.

“We were seeking a proven student-centered leader who would embrace our school community, lead with integrity, and pursue continual growth and improvement for the district, and we found that leader in Mr. Turman,” said Dr. Samuels.

Other topics of discussion at the meeting include the proposed budget for the next school year and how it will ensure equity for students. 

For meeting information, please visit www.hbgsd.us.

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