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Board of Commissioners Votes to Appoint Chief Information Technology Officer

Shashi Buddula to lead IT services and initiatives for City Schools

(Baltimore, MD) – At its meeting yesterday evening, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners voted to confirm the appointment of Shashi Buddula as the chief information technology officer for Baltimore City Public Schools. The appointment is effective immediately.

Buddula first joined City Schools in October 2000 as manager of IT support systems and was promoted to director of IT support systems in January 2013. He has served as interim chief information technology officer since June 2018. Over the course of almost two decades with City Schools, he has been involved in successful launches of new software systems, numerous technical and infrastructure upgrades, and development of protocols and processes to ensure the security of student and staff data in the face of increased cybersecurity threats.

“The role of IT services has become increasingly essential in our schools and offices,” said City Schools CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises. “Shashi brings deep technical knowledge and understanding of the needs of our students, families, and staff to this critical leadership role, and I am delighted that he will now take on this position in a permanent capacity.”

Buddula holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and a Master of Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.