Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s top education adviser resigned Friday after less than four months in the job, marking the second significant departure in a week from the new administration.
George S. Perry Jr., a longtime education consultant from Scituate, worked on Walsh’s campaign and was hired Feb. 3 as one of the top-paid advisers in the mayor’s office, according to payroll records.
Perry did not respond to a phone message seeking comment. The Walsh administration issued a statement saying that Perry was returning to work at the education consulting firm he founded with his wife.
Last Friday, Walsh’s communication director, Lisa Mansdorf Pollack, submitted her letter of resignation and returned to her previous post at the Department of Neighborhood Development. The departures represented the first shake-ups in Walsh’s City Hall.
Neither was connected to a scandal or public gaffe, but their resignations suggested growing pains in Walsh’s administration, said Peter N. Ubertaccio, political science professor at Stonehill College.
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