Those who have tracked the success of students at “A+” Rose Elementary over the years will be pleased to find Stephen Trejo’s name among the four finalists for the top spot at Tucson Unified School District. Trejo is joined by TUSD interim superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Dr. Donna Hargens, and Maria Marin.
Trejo left TUSD in 2016 and went to work for the charter chain, American Leadership Academy. [View resume here]
Marin has served as Administrative Experience Director of Elementary and preK-8 Schools for TUSD. [View resume here.]
Trujillo has struggled in his role as the District’s interim superintendent. Trujillo has hadto deal with a split and hostile Board, and a leadership team cobbled together by former Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. [View resume here.]
Each candidate will appear at an individual forum to answer questions. The community will also have an opportunity to offer feedback. For those who cannot attend, each of the forums will be streamed live at www.tusd1.org, and feedback can be sent via email to search consultant Dr. Nic Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the schedule for the forums:
- Finalist: Stephen Trejo
Forum: Monday, August 14, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Catalina High School Auditorium
- Finalist: Maria Marin
Forum: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Catalina High School Auditorium
- Finalist: Dr. Gabriel Trujillo
Forum: Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Catalina High School Auditorium
- Finalist: Dr. Donna Hargens
Forum: Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sahuaro High School Auditorium
NOTE: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday forums will be held at Catalina High School. Thursday’s forum will be held at Sahuaro High School due to a prior scheduled event at Catalina.