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Sonora Union High School District Names New Superintendent

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Sonora, CA — Dr. Michael L. “Mike” McCoy has been named as the new superintendent of the Sonora Union High School District.

McCoy will take over the full-time position vacated by Rob Gaskill on July 1. He´ll be departing his position as Assistant Superintendent for Employee Relations and Personnel Services at Grant Joint Union High School District in Auburn, CA.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant Superindendent, Dr. McCoy served as principal at Placer High School in Auburn and Norwood Junior High School in Sacramento. McCoy also was the manager of the High School Improvement Office at the California Department of Education. He began his 30 year career in secondary education as a teacher, coach and administrator in his home town of Bakersfield.

McCoy stated two reasons for seeking the position. He had been encouraged to land a superintendent´s job based on his credentials and his district is going through a massive unification. Effective the first of July administrators in his area will be cut from 150 to 100 and his district will cease to exist.

McCoy will replace the interim superintendent, Chuck McCully, who has filled the void since the December departure of Rob Gaskill.

Written by Bill Johnson