Pasco gets two new top administrators
One's a district veteran, the other is a new face.
Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended John Mann, current director of leadership development, to serve as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Mann, who has worked for the district since 1986, will replace Ruth Reilly, who retires this week.
During his tenure with Pasco schools, Mann has served in a variety of administrative roles in both the elementary and secondary levels. Most recently, he has helped create new evaluations for principals while also training educators who want to become principals. He also took on the role of communication director, although he assigned out most of that work.
The assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction has been picked from inside the district since the position was created. Fiorentino said she wanted to have someone who knows Pasco's history and systems in the post. Only one other local candidate, assistant superitendent-secondary Tina Tiede, applied for the job.
For director of finance, by contrast, the district advertised nationally for candidates. Fiorentino selected a candidate from nearby with credentials as a financial officer for several colleges and other organizations.
She is nominating Joanne Millovitsch for the job, which came vacant when finance director John Simon moved into the district information services department. The post has been held by an interim director in the meantime.
Millovitsch is currently director of student accounts for Everest University in Brandon. Her past experiences include vice president of finance for the American Liquor Alliance, Mitchell College and Gibbs College, both in Connecticut. She also was finance director for J. Silver Clothing.