San Raphael School District Hires New Superintendent

The San Raphael School District has chosen a new superintendent in Novato schools chief Jim Hogeboom. He will take over on July 1, replacing Michael Watenpaugh.

Hogeboom was one of 24 applicants for the job. His four-year contract, which stipulates a $260,000 salary, was unanimously approved Monday night. That salary is for his first year; Hogeboom will receive scheduled raises over his tenure.

Back in Novato, Deputy Superintendent Kris Cosca is expected to be promoted to superintendent, the Marin Independent Journal reports

To learn more about Hogeboom’s career — and see his excellent taste in ties — check out this interview with high school Pony Express reporter Jane Williams.