Seasoned school administrator Bob Mistele has been appointed the interim superintendent of the
Mistele will replace current superintendent
According to a press release issued this morning, trustees and community members have expressed their confidence in Mistele's abilities to take on the challenge of leading the 3,000-student population district. They are also said to have thanked Mistele for his willingness to step into Matsuoka's job.
Mistele, who joined the district in 2007, will serve as interim superintendent until trustees complete a search process to find a new district superintendent.
Mistele has played a key leadership role in helping the district navigate the recent budget situation, the release stated and most recently, he oversaw the Special Education Department and provided oversight and support to the alternative Nova program.
Mistele has been in the education field for nearly three decades, serving for 18 years as a school principal, the release said.
Matsuoka's resignation was announced at the June 7 board of trustees meeting. He joined the district in 1984 as a teacher after having taught at other South Bay schools.