Tony Roehrick from Santa Rosa is the likely successor to take over the helm at Half Moon Bay schools from Superintendent Rob Gaskill, the announced Friday afternoon.
Roehrick, who holds a doctorate in education, is the current superintendent of Bellevue Union School District in Santa Rosa. A longtime Bay Area resident, he has also served as superintendent at Alexander Valley Union School District in Healdsburg and a principal for thirteen years in Petaluma and Concord.
"Based on feedback we received from our parents, staff, and community members, we were looking for someone who is a committed to being an active and visible member of the community, embraces the community’s diversity, and has a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively with all stakeholders," Cabrillo Unified School District board president Kirk Riemer wrote in a press release.
Final negotiations with Roehrick for a contract are underway, the District said. The district anticipates that Roehrick's appointment will be ratified at the district's regular board meeting on May 31.
Riemer said that Roehrick was chosen from a wide range of candidates after a rigorous screening process which included an interview and site visit to the Bellevue Union School District.
According to Riemer, Cabrillo Unified board members made the decision with input from stakeholder groups in the district in addition to the greater community.
"He was chosen as the best fit for the Cabrillo Unified School District," Riemer wrote.
At the Bellevue Union School District, Roehrick focused on increasing student achievement for English learner students, ran a successful facility bond campaign, brought solar power generation systems to the district and deepened infrastructure to support technology integration.
“I appreciate the level of excellence that is present in this district and I am confident in our collective ability to strengthen our instructional programs to ensure each student has every opportunity to realize their fullest potential,” Roehrick said.
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