SMMUSD PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Jeanne Wells

310-450-8338, ext. 239

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2000

DISTRICT APPOINTS NEW ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

OF STUDENT SERVICES

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy McNulty as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Mr. McNulty comes to the district very well qualified to plan, organize, coordinate and manage all programs and services related to Student Services. Tim McNulty’s areas of responsibility will include special education, pupil records, student attendance and welfare, student behavior and discipline, psychological and health services, student permits, School Attendance Review Board (SARB), school security and safety, and disaster/emergency preparations. The success of both regular and special education students is a priority in the District and Mr. McNulty is welcomed as a highly experienced administrator who comes to us from the Los Angeles County Office of education where he served as the Director of the Division of Special Education for the past five years.

Mr. McNulty received a masters degree in Special Education from the University of Southern California, and has previously served as the Director of Tri-City SELPA and Supervisor of Special Education in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District until 1991. He also served as Director of Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming LACOE Director of Special Education in 1994.

In response to his appointment at a special board meeting on August 29, Mr. McNulty commented:

"I am excited and extremely pleased for the opportunity provided and the confidence the Board has by appointing me to this position. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with administrators, teachers, and parents to resolve issues that exist not only in the special education programs, but for all students who need additional support. I extend an invitation to parents to sit with me as I visit school to school to meet with staff and parents to form partnerships in support of teachers, students, and administrators. There is a lot to be done. The commitment of the District is there to celebrate the great programs in place and to make improvements in areas that need to improve. I look forward to the challenges ahead.

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