Dixie to lose superintendent and assistant superintendent at the end of school year

Dixie School Superintendent, Jason Yamashiro, and Assistant Superintendent, Tracy Smith, plan on leaving their post in the next few months.

Yamashiro announced in a letter released Wednesday, March 27, that he plans on resigning June 30. He noted the districts achievements since taking office in July 2017 and expressed gratitude to his staff for all the hard work. Jason did not state in his letter his reason for leaving outside of mentioning that he would “seek other opportunities.”

Tracy Smith, Dixie’s assistant superintendent also released her letter of resignation earlier last month, stating that she’ll leave in May to take a job as superintendent of the Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa. Six-year Miller Creek Middle School principal, Kristy Treewater, will take Smith’s post.

Yamashiro’s exit will be Marin county’s fifth school district this spring, along with Mill Valley, Sausalito Marin City, San Rafael and Kentfield, that has to either hire a new superintendent or had to bid a past one adieu.  Dixie Board of Trustees should have a plan formulated to replace Yamashiro in April along with discussions on giving the district a name change.

Read more at the Marin Independent Journal