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By Randy Economy
Dr. Ruth Perez, the popular Superintendent of Schools for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has accepted the position of Deputy Superintendent with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper can confirm.
Perez told HMG-CN in a phone interview on Tuesday night that in her new position at LAUSD she will be directly overseeing instruction for more than 650,000 students.
“I got an offer I couldn’t refuse,” Perez said. “This is literally a dream come true, and I am beyond honored and Blessed to have this new chapter open up to me,” she said. “This is a wonderful new life opportunity.”
In her new role, Perez will report directly to LAUSD Superintendent Dr. John Deasy.
Perez will begin her new position on Sept. 15, and her last day of employment with the NLMUSD will be on Thursday, Sept. 11.
Perez said that she informed the members of the Norwalk-La Mirada School Board last night about her decision.
“Today was a busy day, and I have begun reaching out to my entire staff here to let them know about my new job at LAUSD,” Perez said.
HMG-CN will have more information in the coming days.