Head of Schools resigns

Los Alamitos Unified School District is looking for a new superintendent.

Gregory Franklin recently announced that he will leave his job as superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District at the end of the school year to accept the same post in the Tustin Unified School District.

Franklin has served in Los Alamitos since 2007. During his time the District has increased student achievement, expanded the use of technology, passed a $126 million general obligation bond and maintained an on-time and on-budget school modernization program.

“Being the superintendent in Los Alamitos has been a true honor,” Franklin said.  “The Board, staff, students and parents in Los Al Unified are amazing.”

Board President Karen Russell said, “Dr. Franklin’s leadership has steered us in very difficult times and LAUSD has thrived.”

The Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees will immediately begin looking for the next superintendent so he or she may begin by July 1.

The school board has hired Leadership Associates and a school executive search firm, is compiling responses to these three questions:

1. What are the qualities and characteristics you would like in your new superintendent?

2. What are the strengths of the District that you would like the new superintendent to know about?

3. What are the main challenges that the new Superintendent will face?

The school board is asking anyone who wishes to comment to e-mail their comments to Leadership Associates at leadershipassociates@cox.net,

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