After six months of interviewing candidates nationwide, San Francisco Faculties district has stuffed its prime place. Carlos Garcia, Vice President of City Markets for McGraw-Hill (academic publishers), has been chosen as the following Superintendent of San Francisco Faculties. Board members have been searching for a substitute since January after interim Superintendent Gwen Chan introduced that she wouldn’t return to the submit within the fall.
Garcia was voted in on account of his expertise in San Francisco Faculties, sturdy outcomes as Superintendent of different districts, and good popularity as a fiscal supervisor. Garcia served each Fresno, California and Clark County, Nevada as Superintendent. From 1988-91 Garcia was principal of San Francisco Faculties Horace Mann Center Faculty. Throughout his tenure the college improved its achievement scores and obtained recognition for its accomplishments.
In line with Board President of San Francisco Faculties, Mark Sanchez, ” We selected Mr. Garcia due to his previous expertise with San Francisco, his sturdy monitor report as a superintendent and his understanding of the challenges that our district faces.” The San Francisco Faculties have handled points like declining enrollment over the previous few years, as households depart for higher districts and personal faculties. Initiatives just like the small faculties program are certainly one of many who the San Francisco Faculties are implementing to reverse this pattern. This variation in management might carry a few of these packages into query, though the college board appears assured that Garcia is in step with their priorities.
Thirty candidates have been interviewed since January in an try and discover a new chief for the San Francisco Faculties. Garcia’s credentials features a B.A. from Claremont Males’s Faculty in political science, a M.A. in schooling from Claremont Graduate faculty, and an administrative diploma from California State College at Fullerton. Mother and father in San Francisco Faculties offered enter to the hiring course of within the type of each group conferences, and over a thousand surveys, to find out the standards for his or her subsequent chief.
Management of the San Francisco Faculties may have a robust affect on monetary spending and program funding. Given stress to fulfill nationwide No Baby Left Behind requirements, directors in San Francisco Faculties are always making choices about how greatest to allocate funds. California’s poor popularity on academic priorities and spending was lately highlighted by a suppose tank research that claimed that the state’s academic priorities are in such disarray that the entire system wants an overhaul. Whereas San Francisco Faculties leaders might agree with the research, they nonetheless want state funding to run their districts.
The truth that Garcia led one of many nation’s largest districts, Clark County, offers the San Francisco Faculties causes to hope that he’ll use the identical monetary knowledge on this district. Six of the seven board members voted for Mr. Garcia’s appointment, with the seventh asking for extra time to determine. Garcia will start serving San Francisco Faculties on July 16th, 2007.