Julian chief selected as interim superintendent for Del Mar school district

The Del Mar Union School District named James D. Peabody as interim superintendent in a special Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night at Del Mar School District office.

For the second time in approximately two years, the DMUSD is now on a quest to replace a sacked superintendent after the board of trustees voted 3-1 to fire Superintendent Sharon McClain on March 31 at a special meeting.

Peabody has more than 40 years of experience working in education. He is current superintendent of the Julian Union High School District. He served as assistant superintendent for the Grossmont Union High School District for 34 years and spent 10 years as a board member of the Alpine Union School District.

He also worked for 10 years in the San Diego County Office of Education as regional director of school support services.

“He brings a lot of valuable experience that will be very beneficial to our district,” said board president Comischell Rodiguez.

Peabody will split his time between Julian and Del Mar districts, focusing more on DMUSD, until the board finds a permanent superintendent to replace McClain.

Related stories:

McClain: ‘I truly feel that I have done the best job I can do’

Del Mar school board votes to release Superintendent McClain

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar school board considers taking action against superintendent
  2. McClain named Superintendent of the Year
  3. Del Mar school district Superintendent McClain’s proposals bumped
  4. Del Mar school board votes to release Superintendent McClain
  5. Interim principal named for Del Mar Hills

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4501

Posted by ziggycute1 on Apr 1, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Ladies Golf Tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the women of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club have organized an annual tournament for 13 years raising funds for organizations whose focus is the treatment and/or cure and prevention of breast cancer. Deana Ingalls and a capable and creative committee are organizing another Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament on Oct. 1 […]
  • Couple pleads guilty in fraud case involving Rancho Santa Fe broker
    A real estate investor and his wife pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to conspiring with a Rancho Santa Fe broker and others to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service. Grant McCollough, 38, and his 36-year-old wife, Marisa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defrauding the United States. Both face up to five years in prison […]
  • Village Church Installation of Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
    An installation of the Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, one of the Associate Pastors of the Village Church, was held Sept. 28 […]