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Tacoma schools set to hire new deputy superintendent

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on March 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm with 5 Comments »
March 19, 2012 10:44 pm

Joshua Garcia is set to become Tacoma Public Schools next deputy superintendent, pending approval by the Tacoma School Board.

Garcia will fill the spot left by Carla Santorno, who in January became the school district’s acting superintendent.

Garcia comes to Tacoma from the Federal Way School District, where he is an assistant superintendent.

Santorno said Garcia has been involved in initiatives in Federal Way, including enrolling more students in advanced placement classes.

As deputy superintendent in Tacoma, Garcia will support the work of the superintendent, manage planning for the district and direct the curriculum and instruction program.

“Both sets of my grandparents immigrated to the United States – from Europe and Latin America,” Garcia said in a news release. “Each one valued education and made sure their young families attended the public school system.”
He said the values of his parents and grandparents continue to serve as his guide.

Garcia holds a doctorate degree in education from Seattle University and was a vice principal at White River High School.

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  1. tacomajoe says:

    How much will his car allowance be?

  2. RoseofSharon says:

    Well, hopefully he won’t already be drunk on the innovation kool-aid, and will be able to bring some focus to the district.

  3. zatkattack says:

    Finally agreat hire. Get rid of Santorno and make Garcia the superitendent as soon as possible………..

  4. frankiethomas says:

    But we are currently paying TWO superintendents – we have overlapping superintendent salaries for six months. this guy sounds great but we can’t afford to take him on yet. . . the genius plan to overlap supers left us with no one in the supportive role (which might have kept the district from the embarrassing almost-hire of the troublesome principal from Seattle, leaving Bryan without an official leader STILL) andhas cost the district the equivalent of a teacher’s salary. Have we seen any positive results from Jarvis’s cheerleading? How is he doing on his $700 car allowance as he zips about town in a Prius? Pockets half, I’d say. . .

  5. tothepoint says:

    There is really no need to have all of these useless bloated piles of flesh occupying space and wasting money down at the Central Administration Building. We already have two superintendents and now are taking on another high paid employee who will have nothing to do but be a bother to the people who do the actual work (teachers). What a screwed up situation. CAB administrators are worthless. We don’t need you.

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