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
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
LA Unified search goes into next week, but end is close
After meeting five hours today to discuss candidates for the next LAUSD superintendent, the school board adjourned until next Monday with no decision made. The school board members began a closed session at 9 a.m. and returned at 2:15 p.m. to say they will resume the search discussions on Monday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m., with...
By Mike Szymanski | January 5, 2016 2:41 pm
Commentary: Don’t expect ‘super’ in LA Unified’s next superintendent
The finish line is in view. In all likelihood, by this time next week, LA Unified will have its next superintendent. Just who that will be remains uncertain to the world beyond the seven board members and a few district officials. The process has been moving along at a relatively brisk pace, considering the enormity...
By Michael Janofsky | January 5, 2016 10:47 am
2016 opens with LAUSD board closing in on new superintendent
The new year is starting out much as the old year ended, with the LA Unified school board still deliberating on a new superintendent. The board’s conversation is scheduled to continue in another closed session tomorrow — the seventh devoted to the selection — and an announcement would follow if a vote by the members...
By LA School Report | January 4, 2016 9:39 am
LAUSD board ends another session with no superintendent yet
The LA Unified school board dragged in at 9:27 p.m. Friday night, adjourning another closed meeting aimed at finding a new superintendent. After eight hours, they left with nothing to report to the public. The closed session items included the possibility of naming an acting superintendent now that Ramon Cortines is finishing off vacation days prior...
By Mike Szymanski | December 18, 2015 9:17 am