WEST GREENWICH â When Dr. Thomas Geismar arrived in 2007 to take over as superintendent of the Exeter-West Greenwich district, he was immersed in an entirely different world from the one heâd left.
As a school official in Broward County, Florida â then the fifth largest district in the country â he was the minority; a white face in a system of African-Americans, Jamaican-Americans, Haitians and Cuban-Americans.
âIt couldnât be more diverse,â says Geismar, 62, âand that includes race, gender, lifestyle. We actually had a diversity committee.â
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