NMUSD Selects Dr. Frederick Navarro As Superintendent
After a lengthy process that included winnowing out the best from 50 applicants, including lengthy interviews by the Community Interview Committee, the Trustees of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced their choice of Dr. Frederick Navarro as the new Superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District
GLOWING REVIEWS BY TRUSTEES
In a lengthy press release, which can be accessed via the district website announcing the selection, HERE, several Trustees spoke in glowing terms about Dr. Navarro and his accomplishments. He is presently Superintendent of Schools for the Lennox School District, up near the Los Angeles International Airport area.
HE'S BEEN HERE BEFORE
Dr. Navarro certainly knows what he's getting into by accepting this job, having been an educator in this district in the past. He was the Principal of Costa Mesa High School from 2002 - 2005. He was Director of Secondary Curriculum 2005 - 2006. He left NMUSD to become Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Anaheim, 2006 - December, 2010. He has served in his position in Lennox since January, 2011.
Dr. Navarro received his Bachelors degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1981, his Master's degree from UCLA in 1984 and his PhD, also from UCLA, in 2000.
CONTRACT APPROVAL NEXT WEEK
His contract will be approved by the Board at the meeting on June 26, 2012. Dr. Navarro does not plan to relocate from his current home to accept this job.
THE ESSENCE OF THE CHOICE
Among the many quotes from Trustees is this one from President Dave Brooks that may capture the essence of the selection:
"Dr. Navarro is a dedicated professional who cares deeply about educating all students. His integrity is above reproach, he is accessible, a good communicator and finds ways to get things done. We believe he will serve our students in an outstanding manner.”
Hopefully, this appointment will allow the NMUSD to move forward with the important work of educating ALL the children of this district. Dr. Navarro brings a record of very significant accomplishment and leadership to his new job. We here at A Bubbling Cauldron wish him well and congratulate the Trustees and the members of the community who participated in this process for a job well done.