This has been a challenging week for many of us, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you our next steps forward as a District.
Yesterday, the Board of Education selected me to serve as the Interim Superintendent as they embark upon an extensive search for CCUSD’s new permanent superintendent. I want to thank them for their vote of confidence in me, and tell all of you that I will always serve the best interests of the children of this District.
To that end, I can assure you that the superintendent search will include input from various segments of the staff, the Board of Education and the community. In the coming weeks, the Board will engage with a search firm and establish the details of the community input plan, develop a timeline and finalize the search effort. During this time, I want to share with you my commitment to the students, staff and families of our District. I look forward to working with each and every member of the CCUSD family as we come together as a team and work toward our common goal of creating the best educational environment possible.
For those of you who do not know me, I began working in Culver City Unified School District in 1998 as an Assistant Principal of Activities and Discipline for Culver City High School. Over the past nearly 20 years, I have served as Principal of El Rincon Elementary School, Director of Special Projects and, most recently, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the past seven years.
I believe I bring to the District a unique perspective. You see, I am not just a CCUSD employee, I am a CCUSD parent with three children: Kennedy, who currently attends University of Chicago; Sean, a current Culver City High School student; and London, who attends El Marino.
In addition, my husband, Bill, is a Teacher on Special Assignment at Culver Park High School.
I can honestly say that I love this city, I love this District and I love the communities that have been built at all of our schools. My door will always be open to you, and I look forward to hearing all of your ideas as we work together to make our schools even better.
Congratulations, Leslie….we’ll deserved.
Congratulations Mrs. Lockhart! Absolutely well deserved.
(Here’s to the disappearance of the interim tag when the time comes, because I know we’ll be in the best hands.)