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Wendy Heredia appointed VCPUSD's next assistant superintendent


April 16, 2014
Wendy Heredia, 31-year veteran of the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District and longtime principal of Valley Center Elementary School, was appointed the next assistant superintendent of educational service by the VCPUSD board on April 10. Heredia is replacing Mary Gorsuch, who will step up as the district's next superintendent on July 1.

"I'm very excited about it," said Heredia, who was recently named the Region 18 Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. "I love this place, and I'm looking forward to working with a great team."

Following Heredia's move to assistant superintendent, Stephanie McEntire was appointed the next principal of Valley Center Elementary School. McEntire has been with VCPSUD since 1999, where she has taught third and fifth grade.

The administrative shift was triggered by current Superintendent Lou Obermeyer announcing her retirement in February to spend more time with her husband.

In other news from the meeting, Jay West spoke on the new Common Core curriculum, and the need for all parents to research the implications of the curriculum change for themselves. Joanne Tolman also spoke out against Common Core on behalf of the Valley Center Republican Women Federated.

The district will move forward with plans to create a culinary arts facility at Valley Center High School, with the goal of completing the project by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Chief Business Officer Julie Kimball estimated that the project could be completed for around $500,000.

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