School district hires new superintendent Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has a new superintendent, and Sacramento is mourning the loss of a much-loved administrator. Mary Shelton signed on Wednesday night to succeed Steven Enoch, who retires at the end of the month after a 40-year career in education and four years in the San Ramon Valley.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 7, 2012, 1:57 PM
Posted by Linda, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2012 at 7:56 am
Sounds like a great choice for this district. Very impressed they went for the best candidate and not fall into the "we gotta drink from the diversity cup" and go with less qualified. Hopefully those years are over in all businesses.
Posted by B. Lynn Goodwin-Brown, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm
I wish you all the best, Mary Shelton. I had some wonderful experiences as a drama and English teacher in the district years ago. Of course, I had some bad days too.
From time to time, I run into former students. Many have grown into responsible parents and professionals. Some have teens of their own. They ask if I am still teaching, and often apologize for those classmates who were troublemakers. I particularly love bumping into the balding men and full-figured women who ask, “Did you used to be my English teacher?"
If I linger in their minds after all these years, I did much more than grade papers...I hope.