New superintendent for Shoreline


Shoreline Unified School District’s new superintendent, Thomas Stubbs, whose appointment was announced at a board meeting last week, is looking forward to working with staff to “figure out the direction we want to take the district,” he told the Light this week. Mr. Stubbs, who said he does not yet have specific plans for Shoreline—a sprawling district with elementary schools from Inverness to Bodega Bay and a high school in Tomales—is generally interested in the integration of technology into education. He is currently the superintendent and a principal at Howell Mountain Elementary School District in Napa Valley and was previously principal at Horizons High School in Contra Costa County. He said he is excited to preside over a district with a high school, as he was also a vice principal and teacher at a high school in Sonoma County for many years. “I’m not coming here with a magic wand,” Mr. Stubbs said last Thursday, when the board discussed budget issues in advance of an official budget meeting in June, but added that he wanted to work to move the school district in a positive direction.