Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s journey has been filled with hard work and perseverance. He was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States as a young boy. He was the first member of his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University. Before jumping into the education world, Superintendent Runcie was founder of a management consulting and technology company. Upon leaving the business world, Superintendent Runcie joined Chicago Public Schools where he served in various strategic roles including Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Area Officer Chief of Staff to the Board of Education. In October of 2011, he was appointed by the School Board to be the 20th Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools.