Search firm president commends LA Unified on choice of King
While superintendent searches for large school districts typically end with outsiders getting the job, the president of the firm working with LA Unified said the insider chosen, Michelle King, a district veteran of 30 years, was a commendable match. “We spent more time than usual to come up with a profile of the characteristics that the...
By Mike Szymanski | January 22, 2016 11:55 am
LA leaders praise selection of King as LAUSD superintendent
* UPDATED The LA Unified school board’s selection of Michelle King as the district’s new superintendent has elicited widespread praise from city and community leaders. If there are any leaders angered or disappointed in the choice, they are so far keeping to themselves. As a longtime employee of the district, King was most often cited...
By Craig Clough | January 12, 2016 11:02 am
LAUSD board promotes Michelle King to superintendent
* UPDATED After a three-month nationwide search, the LA Unified school board today kept it all in the family, naming Michelle King, a district teacher and administrator for nearly 30 years, to serve as its new superintendent. She succeeds Ramon Cortines whom she served as chief deputy until he stepped down last month. The 54-year-old...
By Mike Szymanski | January 11, 2016 5:25 pm
LAUSD turns to district ‘lifer’ Michelle King as new superintendent
Michelle King, the new LA Unified superintendent, is a district “lifer,” having worked all of her professional career in the district as a teacher, principal, magnet coordinator and top administrator. She also is a product of LA Unified, having attended Palisades High School. King, 54, served as senior deputy superintendent of school operations under former...
By Craig Clough | January 11, 2016 5:23 pm
LIVESTREAM of LAUSD school board special meeting
The LA Unified school board is meeting today at 4 p.m., after which it might announce who will replace Ramon Cortines as superintendent. Cortines retired in December and his deputy, Michelle King, was named acting superintendent. The district plans to livestream any announcement and press conference that would follow.
By LA School Report | January 11, 2016 3:35 pm
King, Adams believed to be finalists for LA Unified superintendent
* UPDATED LA Unified’s selection of a new superintendent could end as early as this afternoon with the board announcing a successor to Ramon Cortines after a months-long search. The finalists are believed to be Michelle King, the current interim, and Kelvin Adams, superintendent of public schools in St. Louis. A special board meeting has been...
By Mike Szymanski | January 11, 2016 9:05 am