Interim Superintendent

For Immediate Release - Media Advisory

May 14, 2019   



Lemon Grove CA - On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Lemon Grove School District Governing Board took action to appoint internal cabinet member, Erica Balakian, as the Interim Superintendent beginning July 1. The board is confident that Ms. Balakian has a strong understanding of the district’s values, mission, and operations. She has been an instrumental leader in the Business department during her tenure in Lemon Grove School District.

During Ms. Balakian’s time with the district, she has overseen the installation of a brand new 10Gbps Cisco Meraki Network districtwide. She has also managed the pilot program to update district classroom spaces with flexible seating to facilitate innovative 21st Century learning environments which support teachers and students. Additionally, she leads the district student and staff wellness programs, overseeing an update to the District’s Wellness Policy, and the development of the District’s board-adopted Strategic Wellness Plan. Ms. Balakian will oversee all district wide programs and operations beginning in July.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Balakian into the interim superintendent role starting this summer.

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