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School district hires new superintendent

Original post made on Jun 7, 2012

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

Comments (6)

Posted by Nancy, a resident of Danville
on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Does she have any advanced degrees?


Posted by Greg , a resident of Danville
on Jun 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

She has a MS in Mathematics.


Posted by Linda, a resident of San Ramon
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 Danville
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.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

I wish the Walnut Creek School District did the same thing. They could use a real superintendent.


Posted by Asian, a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

@Linda "we gotta drink from the diversity cup" and go with less qualified" .. really, that comment is lame and senseless.

Mary was best qualified .. period.

You seem to be a frustrated individual, who was not smart or industrious and now is facing tough competition in the workforce. Good luck living in negativity!



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