Activist Deray Scores $165K A Year Job With Baltimore City Schools
Educator, #BlackLivesMatter activist and social media sensation Deray has recently landed a job with the Baltimore City School System that could help him buy more blue vests. According to Baltimore Brew reports:
DeRay Mckesson will be settling back in Baltimore as the interim chief of human capital at Baltimore City Schools.
The Black Lives Matter activist and failed candidate for mayor of Baltimore will be earning $165,000 a year as one of the first cabinet picks of Sonja Santelises.
His appointment was affirmed by the Board of School Commissioners last night. He and Santelises will start on Friday.
Mckesson had worked for the same office, as a strategist and special assistant, before he moved to the Midwest to take a position in the Minneapolis city schools.
The 30-year-old became an overnight media sensation during the protests following the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As the face of Black Lives Matter, he popped up on CNN, talk shows and other media during the April 2015 Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.
Congrats to Deray on the new position!