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Pasco school district leadership team continues to shape up



It seems like we say this sentence a lot these days, but, here we go again: Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning continued to put his mark on the district's administration this week, naming another round of leaders and asking the School Board to approve another set of new job descriptions.

As he described previously, Browning has recommended adoption of the newly created job "learning community executive director" for the board's next meeting. There are to be four of them, overseeing regional areas of K-12 feeder patterns — east, central, northwest and southwest.

So far, two of the jobs are claimed, assistant superintendent for student achievement Amelia Van Name Larson told the Gradebook. David Scanga will transfer from his post as assistant superintendent for elementary schools, and Beth Brown will move over from executive director of secondary schools, two posts that will no longer exist.

The team awaits an answer whether assistant superintendent for secondary schools Tina Tiede will take a third one of the jobs, Larson said.

On the administration side, chief finance officer Olga Swinson will retain her job, Larson said, and assistant superintendent for administration Renalia DuBose will slide into the executive director of administration job. The executive director of operations position will remain unfilled for a time, while Browning focuses on finding a director of communications, which Larson called a key spot in the administration.

Browning plans to reveal even more of his reorganization at a School Board workshop on Tuesday. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2012 6:15am]


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