West Covina Unified Superintendent to Retire

West Covina Unified Superintendent Charles Hinman will retire on July 31 after six years at the helm and an impressive 32-year career in education. Hinman made the announcement Thursday, June 10.

“I am also grateful for the support of our community in my role as superintendent, especially during this time of COVID,” he told staff. “While these challenges have been extremely difficult for all of us, it is through these shared experiences that I will always have a deep connection with you, knowing we got through this together.”

Hinman mentioned the 2016 passage of Measure ES, a $143-million bond measure, among his proudest accomplishments.

School Board President Eileen Miranda Jimenez credited Hinman with the creation of numerous school programs, including the Spanish and Mandarin language immersion programs, the Mt. SAC Early College Academy, and one of the state’s first public TK-12 International Baccalaureate pathways. She also cited construction of the West Covina High CTE Science Center and a new olympic pool.

Read more about Hinman’s career and retirement at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.