Per the agenda for next week’s School Board meeting, the Interim Superintendent selected is former Assistant Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. Here’s the blurb from the staff report:
If approved, this item would employ Sean McPhetridge, Ed.D., as the District’s Interim Superintendent for the period August 13, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
Dr. McPhetridge most recently served as the interim director of student programs and services at the Alameda County Office of Education. He served as AUSD’s assistant superintendent from 2010 to 2013. During his 9-years with the AUSD, he also worked as the principal of the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (2005-2008); director of secondary and career technical education (also 2005-2008); and instructional vice principal at Alameda High School (2000-2003). He holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.
Recall that last year around this time Sean McPhetridge jumped ship from Alameda Unified School District without the typical reasons as to why one normally leaves a job. For those that watched School Board meetings, you’ll recall that he often butted heads with School Board member Trish Spencer over practically everything. So it will be interesting to see how the vote goes down for this particular appointment.
He has strong ties to Alameda Unified so there shouldn’t be much lag time in getting him up to speed on the current issues facing the School District.
Interestingly enough, way back when the District was filling the superintendent position a few years ago Sean McPhetridge was being kicked around as a possible candidate for the full time job.