Craig Spencer, former assistant superintendent, will take Dr. Gil Mendoza’s former position as interim superintendent in the 2011-2012 school year.
The school district just issued the press release on July 1, one day after Mendoza’s last. The Sumner School Board has no immediate plans to search for a permanent superintendent, said the release, but will begin discussions in the fall.
“It is our intent that Craig will serve as interim superintendent for at least the next school year. We know he is very highly regarded and respected throughout the district for his leadership, communication skills, integrity, and ability to positively connect with everyone he encounters,” said Sumner School Board Director Sherm Voiles. “We believe he is the perfect individual to lead the District as we move forward in a positive direction for our students and families.”
Spencer has worked in the Sumner School District for 25 years as an elementary school teacher and principal. He has served as assistant superintendent since 2006.
“My priorities will be to keep our momentum moving forward and to ensure we have a very positive and smooth transition,” said Spencer. “I look forward to working with the Board, principals and administrators, teachers and staff in my new role. I am committed to keeping our District’s focus on our core mission of student learning.”