School & District Management

San Diego Selects New Superintendent

By Dakarai Aarons — June 29, 2010 1 min read

San Diego’s school board will move to make its interim superintendent the permanent leader at a meeting tonight.

Bill Kowba, a retired Naval admiral who has served in a variety of top administrative roles the past four years, was selected as the district’s sole finalist for the job last week.

Kowba replaces Terry Grier, who served as San Diego’s schools chief for about 18 months before he decamped to Houston last fall.

It was Kowba’s second stint in the interim superintendent seat, and he drew favorable reviews from the community for stable leadership over the past year.

A March evaluation of Kowba by the school board said “As the Interim Superintendent you have contributed substantially to the long term stability and progress of our District and should take pride in what you have accomplished.”

For more on Kowba, check out this profile by Voice of San Diego‘s excellent beat reporter, Emily Alpert.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.