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Chris Marczak tells the audience what he’s all about at Monday’s forum. Marczak is one of two finalists as the new superintendent of schools.
Marczak: Innovation is the key

Monday was busy day for Superintendent candidate Chris Marczak.
The day started off with an early morning interview on KRSN before heading off to spend the rest of a very long day being interviewed by various school board-appointed subcommittees comprised of parents, teachers, school administrators, the business community, as well as the Los Alamos School Board.
By the time 7 p.m. rolled around, the time when he was to make a presentation to the general public at the Los Alamos High School’s speech theater, one would think he’d show some signs of slowing down.
Instead, the general public got a man dressed in a newly pressed business suit and a crisp tie who didn’t have a hair out of place.
Marczak jumped right into his 10-minute presentation about his background and what he was all about.
“Innovation doesn’t happen with my position… innovation happens in the classroom,” he said toward the close of his presentation. “So what do I do to remove barriers so that more teachers and principals have what they need to be successful? I could sit up in central office and bark orders all day long, but unless I get out of my office and I get into the classroom and I find out what teachers need for kids, that’s where the innovation takes place. I remove barriers.”