Rick Schmitt named new high school district superintendent
The San Dieguito Union High School District announced May 9 that the school board has chosen internal candidate Rick Schmitt, currently deputy superintendent of the district, to replace retiring superintendent Ken Noah when he leaves the district June 30. The district spent two months and $26,000 on an executive search firm before selecting Schmitt.
District board president Barbara Groth said Schmitt bested two other highly qualified candidates, one from Southern California and one from Northern California. Upon announcing the decision to his cabinet, Noah reported that administrators gave Schmitt a standing ovation.
Prior to his appointment as deputy superintendent, Schmitt was the associate superintendent of Educational Services for the district. Other positions held include principal of Torrey Pines High School, principal of Coronado High School in Coronado, Calif., and middle school principal of East Avenue Middle School, in Livermore, Calif.
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