The Nashville Scene (adult site) has the latest that MNPS Director of Schools Dr. Pedro Garcia has again interviewed for another position. What's different this time is his star is plummeting in Nashville as a result of the system being a breath away from state takeover and the job would put him back in his beloved USC country. Works for me.
He'll have lasted less than a year without Sandra Johnson, btw, who left for Arizona. Wonder what will happen to Ben Wright.
From Garcia's bio at MNPS:
He began his teaching career in San Diego County in 1971. In 1976, he became the youngest high school principal in Los Angeles County at the age of 31. In 1987, Dr. Garcia became Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Santa Barbara, CA. He became Superintendent of the Carpinteria Unified School District in 1991. Before coming to Nashville, Dr. Garcia served as Superintendent of the Corona-Norco Unified School District,
Hat Tip: AC Kleinheider.
UPDATE: If that doesn't work out, Memphis is looking for a new superintendent.
UPDATE II: The Tennessean weighs in:
San Diego school officials were interviewing candidates for the job last week, according to their Web site. A decision is expected Dec. 18.