New SDUSD Superintendent Receives Parent Support

Parents in the PTA and District Advisory Council said they believe Cindy Marten is the right woman for the job

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    Cindy Marten stands with parent supporters on Tuesday, March 5.

    San Diego Unified School District’s impending superintendent announced a formal partnership with parent advisory groups on Tuesday afternoon.

    Cindy Marten
    , who will begin June 30 when Bill Kowba retires, said parents will have an active role when she starts her new job.

    This is the first time that parent leaders from various groups, including the Parent Teacher’s Association and District Advisory Council, have come out in support of Marten since her new position was announced.

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    “We will not have to seek her out,” said District Advisory Council Amy Redding. “She will seek us out.”

    Redding and other parents said that Marten’s beliefs align with their goal of academic success for the thousands of students in SDUSD.

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    Marten said that she will lean on the parent groups for advice and is looking forward to meeting with them this summer.

    “We will continue to work this partnership,” said Marten. “The parents are central to making this work happen.”

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