McLeod named interim superintendent

-A A +A
By Katy Korkos

It has been a busy week for the school board, with a special meeting Tuesday, a regular session Thursday, followed by a work session later Thursday evening. The board wrapped up the current superintendent search by naming assistant superintendent Mary McLeod to the lead role in the district throughout the 2008-2009 school year, while vowing to initiate an improved search to replace Jim Anderson, who will retire in June. A total of seven applicants responded to the nationwide call for applications.“It’s not a reflection on the people (who applied),” board member Jody Benson said. “It’s not the quality but the quantity of the pool.” The board had used a 32-member screening committee and developed a matrix to help in choosing a new superintendent, and more than half of the committee attended Tuesday’s meeting to comment on the lessons learned in the search.“The overwhelming theme we heard Tuesday is this process erred in that it was probably deficient in how we sold our community,” board president Steven Girrens said.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday