Q-and-A with new Tahoe-Truckee schools’ superintendent Robert Leri | SierraSun.com

Q-and-A with new Tahoe-Truckee schools’ superintendent Robert Leri

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Last week, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District board unanimously appointed Robert Leri as the next superintendent of schools.

Leri is deputy superintendent of educational services at Arcadia Unified School District, where he’s been since 1996, formerly serving as director of assessment, technology and information services, as well as a principal and classroom teacher. Leri holds a doctorate in education from the University of LaVerne.

Arcadia achieved an Academic Performance Index of 925 in 2010-11, putting it in the top 5 percent of California school districts. Its student population is approximately 66 percent Asian and 12 percent Hispanic.

Leri will replace current leader, Steve Jennings, who will retire March 1. While Leri’s first day isn’t until April 1, he took time last week for an extended Q-and-A phone session. Below is the interview.