ANAHEIM — Roberta Thompson, director of curriculum and instruction for the Anaheim City School District, has been selected by the Board of Trustees to succeed Jack Sarnicky as district superintendent effective July 1.
Sarnicky announced two months ago that he will retire at the end of this school year. He has held the elementary school district's top post since last summer.
The board's 4-0 vote to appoint Thompson took place Tuesday night at a special session. Trustee Christopher B. Whorton said a key factor in the decision was that district officials have been "very pleased" with Thompson's performance over the years.
Whorton said Thompson received high marks in formal reviews conducted by all three district superintendents with whom she has worked. Thompson began her teaching career with the district in 1962 and later served as a principal and in several positions at the district's central office.