People

Andres Alonso
An immigrant from Cuba at age 12, Andres Alonso recently assumed the CEO post of the Baltimore City Schools. He previously served as deputy chancellor for teaching and learning in the New York City Public Schools and for 12 years taught special education students and English language learners in Newark, N.J. An attorney with a New York City firm before changing careers, Alonso holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in education at Harvard, where he participated in the Urban Superintendents Program.

William P. DeRosa
The 1,250-student Whittier Regional Vocational Technical\ School District in Haverhill, Mass., has named William DeRosa its superintend-ent-elect as he will assume the top post in 2008-09. A Whittier employee for 16 years, DeRosa most recently served as assistant superintendent. He joined the vocational school district as coordinator of student services, overseeing Title I. He also has worked as an administrator and teacher in Chelsea, Mass., and in the North East Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical High School in Wakefield, Mass.

Carlos A. Garcia
Following a two-year stint with McGraw-Hill Education as a vice president of urban advisory resources, Carlos Garcia has moved into the superintendency of the San Francisco Unified Schools, where he served as principal of the Horace Mann Academic Middle School earlier in his career. Garcia spent five years as superintendent of the Clark County Schools in Las Vegas, Nev. He also had headed the Sanger and Fresno systems, both in California. A product of the Los Angeles schools, Garcia taught in several California districts.

Shirley Martin
Shirley Martin, a professional educator for 37 years, has taken over the top administrative berth in Millbrae, Calif., School District. Most recently she was superintendent during 2006-07 of the Las Lomitas, Calif., Elementary School District, but Martin spent most of her career in Millbrae, serving as acting superintendent, director of curriculum and instruction, principal and classroom teacher. She has worked as an adjunct professor at National University in San Diego. Martin earned a doctorate in institutional management at Pepperdine University.

Dan D. Stephan
Having retired from the superintendency after eight years atop the Laramie County district in Cheyenne, Wyo., Dan Stephan has assumed a part-time post as executive director of the Wyoming Association of School Administrators. Stephan worked for 33 years in Cheyenne, serving as assistant superintendent for human resources, director of staff development, junior high principal, athletic director and driver’s education teacher. He is a past president of the state superintendents’ association and the state activities association. Stephan was named 2003 state superintendent of the year.

Matthew A. Wendt
The 7,600-student Ankeny, Iowa, Community School District has a new superintendent in Matthew Wendt. He spent the last seven years as assist-ant superintendent for learning in Pittsburg, Kan. Wendt previously worked in several Kansas school districts, including a principalship and a superintendency. He held the top post in Fowler, Kan., for a year. Wendt, who earned a doctorate from University of Arkansas, was honored by AASA in 2005 with the S.D. Shankland Educational Administration Scholarship Award.


TRANSITIONS

APPOINTMENTS

Nick Boren, from superintendent, South Callaway R-II Schools, Mokane, Mo., to chief operations officer, Columbia, Mo.

Martha Bruckner, from superintendent, Millard Public Schools, Omaha, Neb., to superintendent, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Scott Crane, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Blackfoot, Idaho

Patrick Crawford, from superintendent, Bedford, Pa., to director of professional development, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Harrisburg, Pa.

Scott Dunsmore, from superintendent, Gobles, Mich., to superintendent, Mingus Union High School District, Cottonwood, Ariz.

Scott Graham, from superintendent, Caledonia North Supervisory Union, Lyndonville, Vt., to superintendent, Northern Potter School District, Ulysses, Pa.

Alton L. Hadley III, from superintendent, Arundel, Maine, to superintendent, Chebeague Island, Maine

William R. Hartman, from superintendent, York Suburban District, York, Pa., to executive director, Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, Summerdale, Pa.

Patrick Hickey, from assistant superintendent to superintendent, Washington Local Schools, Toledo, Ohio

Timothy S. Howes, from acting superintendent to superintendent, East Windsor, Conn.

Renee Jacobson, from superintendent, Plattsmouth, Neb., to assistant superintendent of human resources, Papillion-La Vista Schools, Papillion, Neb.

Tony Roehrick, from superintendent, Alexander Valley School District, Healdsburg, Calif., to superintendent, Bellevue Union School District, Santa Rosa, Calif.

William Stauffer, from superintendent, Rootstown, Ohio, to superintendent, Springfield, Ohio

Michael Watenpaugh, from superintendent, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, Rohnert Park, Calif., to superintendent, San Rafael, Calif.

Vic Zimmerman, from superintendent, Saint Joseph-Ogden High School District, Saint Joseph, Ill., to superintendent, Monticello, Ill.

RETIREMENTS

Donald Eismann, superintendent, Sumner, Wash.

William J. Foley, superintendent, Westfield, N.J.

Tom Glenn, superintendent, Leander, Texas

Gerald Harris, superintendent, Mariemont, Ohio