310.450.8338, ext. 241 30 JAN 2009
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is scheduled to approve the appointment of Tim Cuneo as Superintendent of the District on Thursday, February 5, 2009.
Mr. Cuneo is currently the Interim Superintendent of SMMUSD. He has served as Interim Superintendent since July 2008, following the departure of Superintendent Dianne Talarico.
Board President Ralph Mechur echoed the sentiments of the entire Board in stating, “We are pleased to have Mr. Cuneo agree to lead our district for the next two and a half years. He has brought stability to the district, which will help us to focus on important educational issues and continue the district’s efforts to close the achievement gap.”
“Tim Cuneo has many years of experience in education and exemplifies the type of leadership required to maintain high educational standards in our school district,” added Board Vice President Barry Snell. “We appreciate Mr. Cuneo’s commitment to working with all groups within the communities.”
Prior to joining SMMUSD in July,
From 1966 to 1996, he held numerous Superintendent,
Assistant Superintendent, and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction positions with
Oak Grove, Whisman, Pajaro
Valley Unified, and
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves
approximately 10,500 students in grades K-12.
The District has sixteen schools; eleven elementary schools, two middle
and two high schools, one continuation high school, and early childcare. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified schools are ranked
as some of the highest performing public schools in
SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED
ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138