Published Online: May 14, 1997


Bio of Ruben Zacarias

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Position: Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, effective July 1.

Age: 68

Education: University of San Francisco, Ed.D. in multicultural education, 1981; California State University-Los Angeles, M.A. in school administration and supervision, 1973; University of Southern California, B.A. in cinema, 1953.

Other career posts: Joined LAUSD as an elementary teacher in 1966, rising to the No. 2 spot, deputy superintendent, in 1992. Currently responsible for personnel, parent relations, student health and human services, adult and career education, integration, and relations among ethnic groups. Was a teacher and principal in the same East Los Angeles elementary school he attended as a boy.

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