The search begins for Mijares’ replacement

This just came in from the Santa Ana Unified School District, via a little pajarito:

AUGUST 15, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS SEARCH FIRM TO FILL SUPERINTENDENT VACANCY

SANTA ANA, CA * In a special session on August 8, 2006, the Board of Education of the Santa Ana Unified School District reviewed proposals and presentations from nationally-known executive search firms specializing in education in order to select a firm to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of the current Superintendent, Dr. Al Mijares.

By a majority vote, the Board selected International Group Education Services, Inc., of Visalia, CA. The Board anticipates entering into a contract with the firm by mid-August, 2006.

The initial steps in the search will be to establish a timeline, and determine focus groups which will be interviewed for ideas and input as part of the process. International Group Education Services, Inc., headed by Robert Aguilar, Ed.D., CEO and President, projects a six-month process to place the new superintendent.


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