Contact:    Superintendent’s Office

310-450-8338, ext. 241

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2006


SMMUSD Appoints Tim Walker Deputy Superintendent


In a meeting on August 31, 2006, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Board of Education appointed Tim Walker to the position of Deputy Superintendent, effective immediately.


Mr. Walker, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, came to SMMUSD eighteen months ago from Glendale Unified School District and has established himself as a skilled and effective educational leader. Mr. Walker “is a strong leader, with strong convictions.  He has a wealth of knowledge and is highly competent regarding multiple aspects of the organization.  Mr. Walker is to be commended for taking on multiple roles and responsibilities during a time of great transition in our District and we are fortunate to have his talent and leadership,” stated Superintendent Talarico,  


Mr. Walker has provided consistency and stability in Special Education, Educational Services and as Interim Superintendent as the Board of Education conducted a national search for a new superintendent to replace John Deasy.  The Board of Education wholeheartedly endorsed Ms. Talarico’s recommendation to appoint Mr. Walker.     Board President, Julia Brownley echoed the sentiments of her fellow Board members and thanked Mr. Walker for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the students of the District.  Mr. Walker is looking forward to working collaboratively with the Superintendent in his new role and to help lead the District effectively and efficiently.   


Mr. Walker has over twenty years of educational experience and holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from Point Loma College.



Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


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