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DeRay McKesson doesn’t seem to be leaving Baltimore anytime soon, even though he lost his mayoral race. The activist will now be leading Baltimore’s Office of Human Capital on a temporary basis.

McKesson was named to the position by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises and the position is the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by Santelises.

“He has the depth of knowledge of the system, and he has proved that he can lift the work in a short amount of time,” Santelises told the Baltimore Sun. “And he has proven his dedication to the children of Baltimore.”

“At its core, this role is about finding great people, matching them to the right role, and helping them to develop and experience careers in the service of our kids,” he said. “I am excited to return to city schools … and to continue doing the work to ensure that every child in Baltimore City receives a world-class education.”

McKesson’s experience includes two and a half years working on reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human capital office in Missouri. McKesson’s salary is $165,000 and he will manage a budget of $4 million and 56 employees.

“At its core, this role is about finding great people, matching them to the right role, and helping them to develop and experience careers in the service of our kids,” McKesson said. “I am excited to return to city schools … and to continue doing the work to ensure that every child in Baltimore City receives a world-class education.”

One has to wonder if his 2 1/2 years of working in human resources would be enough experience for the position?

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