Superintendent finalist Lamont Jackson calls for personalizing attention for San Diego Unified students
The San Diego Unified School District has been searching for a school superintendent. Former superintendent Cindy Marten left the role in 2021 to become deputy secretary of education in the Biden Administration.
Two finalists for the position were named in 2021, but the final decision was delayed because of the omicron surge.
The two finalists are Lamont Jackson, who is currently serving as the interim superintendent at San Diego Unified and Susan Enfield, the superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Washington state.
Jackson is a San Diego native who previously served as San Diego Unified’s Area 2 superintendent, overseeing schools in Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Morse and University City.
Jackson joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more on his plans for the district should he be selected as superintendent.
San Diego school leaders are facing increased resistance to mask mandates from parents leaving local teachers stuck in the middle. Next, an interview with, Susan Enfield, one of the finalists for San Diego Unified School District’s superintendent position.