PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Public School District could soon have a new superintendent.

Dr. Linda Lane is expected to become the new superintendent of city schools.

She is currently the deputy superintendent and would replace outgoing Superintendent Mark Roosevelt.

He is leaving at the end of the year for another job.

The school board will vote on a contract for Dr. Lane on Monday.

She told KDKA-TV today that she will continue the work of Roosevelt, but wants to put more emphasis on the classroom.

“One of my passions as a former teacher is around just the day to day teacher-child contact in the classroom. That’s really where the rubber meets the road in education,” said Dr. Lane. “So, what can we do to make every encounter every child has with their teacher more powerful?”

Dr. Lane is a native of Morgantown, W. Va., but spent most of her life in Des Moines, Iowa, where she served as deputy superintendent of that school system.

Her salary is expected be $200,000 a year.

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