New Superintendent Hired for Sausalito Marin City Schools
The Sausalito Marin City School District has hired a native of southern Marin as the district’s next superintendent. The Marin Independent Journal reports that 44-year-old Itoco Garcia, who attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, will take over on July 1.
“They say you can’t come home again, but I’m home,” Garcia said. “It is a dream come true to be able to return here to a place that gave me so much.”
After graduating from Tamalpais, Garcia went on to earn a doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. He worked as a teacher and then school administrator at schools in Oakland and Hayward over a period of 18 years. Most recently, he served as director of customized support with Partners in School Innovation in San Francisco.
Garcia’s contract is valid for three years and lays out a base salary of $190,000 for 2019-20. It was approved by 4 members of the 5-member board. Trustee Josh Barrow took issue only with its prig tag, which he said comes out to “over $200,000, well over $250,000.” His vote against Garcia was “not personal,” he added.