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Monday, June 11, 2018

New Schools Superintendent Named for Emery

The Board of Trustees of the Emery Unified School District has selected Dr Quiauna Scott for their new Superintendent of the Schools after a two month search process.  Ms Scott, who had recently been Director of Instruction at Union City's New Haven School District, will take her seat as Emery's newest chief in July.  After several seasons of rancor at Emery, District officials are hoping Ms Scott will help turn the struggling little school district around after back to back dysfunctional superintendents have brought Emery low.
Dr Scott replaces embattled four year Superintendent John Rubio who subjected Emery to the worst teacher retention record in the entire Bay Area while overseeing a student academic slide during his term.
Dr Quiauna Scott
Emery's newest Superintendent

A politicized advisory committee, hand selected by the Board majority, helped winnow down the pool of nearly 20 candidates and in a closed door process, the School Board interviewed three finalists before voting on Dr Scott unanimously.  In a nod to existential problems at Emery, candidates were questioned on the District's teacher retention record as well as the district's ongoing problems with enrollment including difficulties the district has had attracting Emeryville parents, especially for their older children.

Although Ms Scott has been in public education for 19 years, both as a teacher and an administrator, this will be her first stint as a schools superintendent.

The Board will officially appoint Dr Scott as Superintendent at their June 14th meeting.

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