Orange County Department of Education Press Release, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Nicole Savio, (714) 966-4385, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County Superintendent of Schools Appointed
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 6, 2012 – At the Orange County Board of Education Meeting this evening, open interviews were conducted for the position of Orange County Superintendent of Schools.
Following the interviews, the Board announced its decision to appoint Al Mijares as Orange County Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Mijares has been appointed to complete the term of William M. Habermehl, which ends on January 5, 2015.
Elizabeth Parker, Board President, stated, “Orange County is known for having strong community partnerships and an ongoing commitment to the academic achievement and well-being of our students. The Board believes that Dr. Mijares has the background and leadership skills needed to support the Orange County Department of Education’s vision of world class education where every student succeeds.”
Dr. Mijares has served in the field of education for 34 years. His extensive background includes various areas of school district administration, including work as a Principal, Director of Instructional Services, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, Dr. Mijares has taught at the community college and university levels, and he has served as the Superintendent of Bakersfield City School District and Santa Ana Unified School District. He is currently the Vice President for the Western Regional Office of the College Board. “I am confident that our youngest citizens will continue to receive world-class educational services under the leadership of Dr. Mijares,” said William. M. Habermehl. “I wish him the best as he takes on this new and exciting challenge, and it is my hope that he will have the opportunity to lead our county into better economic times.”
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Orange County Board of Education
Long Pham, Ph.D., District 1
David L. Boyd, District 2
Ken L. Williams, D.O., District 3
John “Jack” Bedell, Ph.D., District 4
Elizabeth Parker, District 5
William M. Habermehl, Secretary