Friday, June 22, 2012

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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Anonymous Marian Bergeson said...

Dr. Navarro is an excellent choice!

6/22/2012 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Thanks, Marian... sure seems like it.

6/22/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous cm4lol said...

sounds good. now we need to replace the old board members who stood by the last guy. you have a picture of the first who should go in your post. someone step up and take this guy OUT.

6/22/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Disgusted said...

I hope that everyone remembers that Walt Davenport was the board president and supported the last guy. Brooks was passed the baton and seemed to love the guy too.

All but Foley seemed to be in his back pocket!

Time for a change!

6/22/2012 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Crime Spree said...

Let's see, in 2010 we had 240violent crime incidents. Then in 2011 we had 231 violent crime incidents. That is a drop of 3.75% or 9 less incidents.
Then we have idiots like Barry who make statements such as
Barry said...

Crime rate is actually going down. West fails to report that. Serious crime is down from last year. Property crime is up. Where is the report on lower violent crime rates. That's what people judge their leaders on. Way to go Council. I'm sure Mensinger and Monahan will be campaigning on that this election. They have my vote!

In the last couple weeks alone we have had a violent gang beating, a violent strong arm robbery and now an east side resident was shot by an alleged car thief last night.

Barry, can you do us all a favor and please pull your head out of your ass?

Crimes both violent and non are on the rise in Costa Mesa.

I would personally like to thank Riggy, Mensy, the Beav and Monosham for continuously putting WE the residents in constant danger to advance their juvenile vendettas.

6/23/2012 01:59:00 PM  

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