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Joan Sullivan to Head LA Partnership Schools

Hillel Aron | June 5, 2013



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Joan Sullivan

Today was Joan Sullivan’s last day as Deputy Mayor for Education, and it turns out she won’t be out of work very long.

That’s because she’s been tapped to take over for Marshall Tuck as the new CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which manages 22 schools within LAUSD.

According to a press release, Tuck “chose to leave the Partnership in order to advocate for policies and practices that expand access to quality education for all children. Marshall and Joan will work side by side through the summer to ensure a smooth transition.”

Founded by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2007, the Partnership is now a 501(c)(3), meaning it has a board that chooses its own CEO. Sullivan is currently a member of that board.

The timing of the move is somewhat curious in that it comes less than a month before Eric Garcetti is sworn in as Mayor. Although the Partnership is now separate from the mayor’s office, Garcetti may have been hoping to have some say in who heads the non-profit — a source told LA School Report that a member of the Garcetti team emailed him a few days ago asking for suggestions of who should be the new Partnership CEO.

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