William (Bill) Hite currently serves as President and CEO of Knowledge Works – an educational non-profit focused on helping partners work together to make learning meaningful and relevant for students, educators and leaders.Additionally, as the Superintendent in Residence in the Broad Center at the Yale School of Management, Bill spends time preparing and supporting transformational leaders from diverse backgrounds. Prior to his current roles Bill served as Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, the largest public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During his ten years as Superintendent, the School District of Philadelphia emerged from 17 years of state control for academic, financial, and graduation improvements. Its credit rating also climbed out of junk-bond status for the first time in five decades allowing the district to save tens of millions of dollars in interest charges. Under his leadership, the School District opened new innovative high schools, expanded successful school models, launched in-district turnarounds and redesigned schools in partnership with communities. Bill was named the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the National School Foundation Association.