Superintendent Appoints New Chief Academic Officer

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Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras appointed Ms. Paula Shannon as the district’s new Chief Academic Officer (CAO).  The appointment takes effect immediately.
Leading the Office of Teaching and Learning for the district Ms. Shannon is responsible for ensuring coordinated planning and consistent implementation of the District's strategic plan, making certain that programs and priorities are focused on eliminating the achievement gap and improving student achievement.  The CAO oversees all schools and academic programs, curriculum and instruction, professional development, special programs, and student support services.
Ms. Shannon has extensive experience as a Teacher, Literacy Coach, Reading Supervisor, Director of Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of Curriculum Development and Implementation, Chief Academic Officer, and Vice President of Teaching and Learning.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Master’s degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration.