Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Stepping Down Next Month
Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Cathy Parker will step down in October before the end of her four-year term. The decision comes three months after Zack Abernathy won the superintendent’s election in the June primary.
Since Abernathy does not take over until Jan. 2, the County Board of Education has unanimously appointed Deputy Superintendent of Schools Diana Harford to fill the role temporarily.
“All of the administrators are 100 percent behind Diana,” Casey Littleton, president of the County Board of Education, told the Union Democrat. “I’m very excited for her to be coming in and taking over for the two months and two days (before Abernathy’s term begins).”
According to the website, “the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools operates the Tuolumne Learning Center (TLC) alternative education program. This community school includes both a middle school and a high school. TLC provides a comprehensive instructional program for district, SARB, and probation-referred students. TLC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and provides students with curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure that students graduate from high school well prepared for college and careers.”
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