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LA Unified board approves hiring of Aquino replacement

LA School Report | August 27, 2014

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Ruth Perez LAUSD

Ruth Perez

Among the non-iPad and MiSiS issues before the LA Unified board yesterday was approving the hiring of Ruth Pérez as the deputy superintendent of instruction.

The vote was 6-0, with Monica Ratliff abstaining.

Most recently superintendent of  Norwalk-La Mirada school district, Perez has also served as a teacher and administrator in Florida and as chief academic officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools in North Carolina.

“I look forward to working with her in moving this District forward,” board President Richard Vladovic said in a statement issued by the district.

Perez is expected to start her new position in mid-September, effectively replacing Jaime Aquino, who left the post last December.

Aquino, now Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the non-profit New Teacher Center, remains connected to LA Unified through new questions over his role in the district’s contracts with Apple and his previous employer, Pearson. 

Previous Posts: LA Unified names Ruth Perez as successor to Aquino; Casillas replacing Jaime Aquino as interim Deputy of Instruction; LA Unified Begins Job Search to Replace Jaime Aquino

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