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 heâ€™d 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.
â€śIt couldnâ€™t be more diverse,â€ť says Geismar, 62, â€śand that includes race, gender, lifestyle. We actually had a diversity committee.â€ť
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