Head shot of a middle-aged man with short black hair wearing a gray shirt and red tie, smiling and sitting in front of a woman and a school age boy and girl in a classrom.

Paymon Rouhanifard

Job Title
Camden City Public Schools
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New York
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New Jersey
Peter Jennings Award

In August 2013, Paymon Rouhanifard was appointed to serve as the Superintendent of the Camden City School District. After embarking on a 100-day listening tour to gather input from the Camden community, Rouhanifard released the District’s strategic plan to ensure that all Camden students attend an excellent school.

Prior to serving the students and families of Camden, Rouhanifard held positions in Newark Public Schools and the New York City Department of Education where his work focused on transforming schools to ensure that all students and families have equal access to high-quality school options. Rouhanifard’s career in education started as a corps member, serving as a 6th grade teacher at I.S. 195, a middle school in Harlem. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.