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A longtime administrator who has held multiple roles in the state’s biggest school district and has worked as a school principal, teacher and consultant on school reform has been selected to be Alameda’s next schools chief.

Kirsten M. Vital has served as Oakland Unified’s community accountability chief since January 2006, where she has helped to oversee the closure of some of the cash-strapped district’s schools, investigated the leaders of two troubled charters and worked to improve conditions at schools.
Vital replaces outgoing superintendent Ardella Dailey, who retires in January after a long career with the Alameda school district.
The district and Vital are happy about her selection though, according to this press release on school board trustee Mike McMahon’s website.
Prior to joining Oakland Unified, Vital handled a series of administrative roles in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She also served as co-principal of Santa Monica High School and has worked as a college professor. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a master’s in education from Whittier College.
More on this from Lauren Do (who wears the Scooper Hat tonight!), here.

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