The Evergreen School District has named an interim superintendent, following the announced retirement of Superintendent Kathy Gomez. Bob Nuñez will become interim superintendent, effective January 2, 2019.
Nunez is a former superintendent at San Jose's East Side Union High School District. He is currently an elected member of the Milpitas city council and is a former member of the Milpitas Unified Board of Education. He has enjoyed a successful 40 year career in education.
"Our Board has full confidence in Interim Superintendent Bob Nuñez's ability to move the direction of the district smoothly forward during this transitional period as we conduct a thorough public search for a new Superintendent," says Bonnie Mace, President of the ESD Board of Trustees.
After interviews of very qualified candidates for the role, the Board of Trustees selected a person who will provide the knowledge and experience to continue to help the District move forward with the excellent programs and operational details that make Evergreen great. The Board made their choice based on a series of key criteria they sought in a successful candidate: The ability to reestablish trust and confidence in stakeholder groups; someone who could quickly establish positive relationships with District employees, a leader who would be a champion for the students in the district - one who understands their diverse needs and who values their academic achievement as well as their social and civic development; a person who will be visible and active throughout the district, a valued adviser to the Board on crucial issues, and a leader in all aspects of the organization.
Additionally, the Board is focused on important time sensitive issues such as budget development, staffing, land use planning, and program evaluation while simultaneously embarking on the inclusive process of finding a permanent leader for the District. They were particularly focused on finding an interim superintendent with valued experience and a proven skill set in these areas.
The search for a permanent Superintendent will begin in earnest in the New Year.