David James has been with Akron Public Schools for three decades, working his way through the school system and eventually becoming superintendent. Last year, he announced the 2020-2021 school year would be his last, as he heads out to the greener pastures of retirement. A familiar name and face will take over for James following the conclusion of the school year. Formerly the Chief of Staff with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Christine Fowler-Mack will become the first woman to head up Akron Public Schools in its existence, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview what she has in mind once she takes over as superintendent. In her first 100 days, Fowler-Mack says she plans to “listen, learn, and lead,” and she was proud to come home based on the enthusiasm of the faculty and staff, as well as the innovative approach in the academies. A graduate of East High School, Fowler-Mack is the daughter of Reverend Ron Fowler, who is the former school board president and current pastor at the Arlington Church of God.