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Former schools chief Terry Bergeson is San Francisco bound

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Dec. 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
December 28, 2009 5:06 pm

Just short of one year from leaving office as the state school superintendent, Terry Bergeson has taken a job as executive director of the San Francisco School Alliance.

The non-profit organization raises money and “holds the school district accountable” for pursuing and achieving school reform, Bergeson said. The city has just approved a $195 per property parcel tax with the money going to teacher quality programs.

That should put the city in a good position to win even more money from the federal government’s Race To The Top program, she said.

“I’ve been retired for a year and I’m not ready to retire,” Bergeson said.

The former teacher, counselor and union official headed Washington’s school reform commission before winning her second attempt at the state school’s job in 1996. She was reelected twice before losing to Randy Dorn in 2008.

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