As Los Angeles prepares to search for a new superintendent, some wonder whether the district needs to change dramatically before bringing on a new leader.
Austin Beutner steps down as L.A. Unified superintendent after leading the state's largest school district for three years.
Kenneth “Chris” Hurst brings 23 years of experience, having worked as a teacher, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent.
During his tenure, Beutner dealt both with a historic teachers’ strike and a pandemic.
Superintendent Matthew Duffy resigns effective next June just days after a new majority is elected to the school board.
Pandemic exposed the digital divide and the needs of students in crisis, leaders said, adding that more teacher training is also necessary.
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
After two and a half years, Oakland Unified’s superintendent faces school closing protests, fallout from a teachers’ strike, and averting insolvency.
School boards hope that superintendents with ties to their districts will reduce the churn in leadership.
He raised achievement and led CORE districts, but faced difficulties with new board.
Superintendents who lead districts where they grew up say they are motivated by a yearning to honor their mentors who nurtured them along the way.
Four superintendents appointed in 2016 discuss their leadership approaches.