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PUSD Hires Interim Superintendent David Verdugo

Dr. David Verdugo is the former Superintendent of Paramount Unified School District and a veteran leader who has served more than 43 years in K-12 education and mentored and coached aspiring superintendents across the country. – Courtesy photo

 

PUSD’s Superintendent, Dr. Brian McDonald, will be spending the beginning of the school year recovering from a planned medical procedure.  Therefore, the District has hired an Interim Superintendent to fill in.

Dr. David Verdugo, the former Superintendent of Paramount Unified School District and a veteran leader who has served more than 43 years in K-12 education and mentored and coached aspiring superintendents across the country, will lend his experience and expertise in guiding PUSD until McDonald returns.

“Dr. Verdugo’s leadership as interim superintendent will be invaluable as we resolve important issues facing our school district at one of the busiest times of the school year. He will support our Executive Leadership Team, which will be led by Chief Academic Officer Dr. Elizabeth Blanco.

I am so proud of our team and the thoughtful and caring way they are preparing to welcome students back to school.

My family and I truly appreciate your well wishes and kind thoughts during this time. I will see you soon!” – Brian McDonald, Superintendent.

June 28, 2019

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ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “PUSD Hires Interim Superintendent David Verdugo”

  1. Veronica Brotons says:

    I am very upset with this possible closure or consolidation of Elementary schools. My daughter has a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Roosevelt Elementary School has gone above and beyond to make her feel included in every way possible. Since her diagnosis my husband and I were very concerned about inclusion in public schools since they are notorious of putting kids with all sort of disabilities segregated in small buildings behind the actual school making it very difficult for kids like my daughter to socialized with kids without any disabilities at all. My daughter has a physical disability, that it’s very rare and she is very fragile, not only bone wise but with her respiratory system; with that being said, since her disability doesn’t impaired her cognitively, the teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School were up for the challenge and were more than happy to help include her in every school activity. I do hope this consolidation of schools doesn’t happen since Madison Elementary school its not built for kids with special needs like my daughter. I do hope the board considers this and all te many concerned from all the parents that have kids in this amazing School.

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