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Pugh chief of staff Tisha Edwards to leave administration to lead BridgeEDU

Pugh chief of staff Tisha Edwards to leave administration to lead BridgeEDU

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's chief of staff is leaving the job less than five months after she started.

Former acting Baltimore schools CEO Tisha Edwards will depart the administration in mid-to-late May to become president of BridgeEDU, an organization that helps students transition from high school to college, the mayor's office said Friday.

Pugh said in a statement that Edwards has "strong leadership qualities and a passion for children that has prepared her for the position of President of BridgeEDU."

Edwards helped devise Pugh's transition strategy before being named chief of staff after the November election. She said she was "honored"...

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