Misty Her Takes Over as Interim Superintendent at Fresno Unified

Fresno Unified Deputy Superintendent Misty Her is taking over as interim schools chief pending the selection of a permanent superintendent. Her started the new position Wednesday, making her the nation’s most prominent education official of Hmong descent. 

FUSD’s last permanent superintendent Bob Nelson has retired after more than seven years. The search for his successor has been fraught with infighting and controversy.

“There’s nobody I’m more confident in leading our Fresno unified family through this transitionary period than you,” Nelson told Her. “You have never apologized for your relentless focus on student achievement, and that’s what we need at this time.”

Nelson will be advising Her through the end of July. She is scheduled to leave that same month for a position at Fresno State. 

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