New supe for Bo-Stin, Lagunitas

Christopher Peak

A Woodacre resident and parent of two children at San Geronimo School will become the superintendent for both the Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson Union School Districts this fall. John Carroll is currently the assistant superintendent of human resources at Tamalpais Union High School District, and has worked as the principal at Tamiscal High in Larkspur. He grew up in Marin and has master’s degree in education administration. He will replace Larry Enos, who has worked in West Marin’s schools for almost four decades. Mr. Enos started as a classroom aide and worked his way up, becoming superintendent of Lagunitas in 1990. He left when he became superintendent for Bolinas-Stinson in 2000, but in 2007 he became the head of both. “Larry Enos has been a wonderful leader for so many years, it’s a bittersweet goodbye, but a welcome, too,” said Laura Shain, the principal at Lagunitas School District. “I think it’s important from what I’ve seen from my three years is to love this place. John’s a parent here and he lives in the community.” Lagunitas Trustee Meegan Ochs-Potter said Mr. Carroll’s even-keeled manner and his background in human resources will come in handy as he runs two different districts and addresses controversy around the recently-cut Waldorf program in Lagunitas. “He is really calm and even-handed, which is very much like Larry Enos: a calm guide in a situation where people have a lot of feelings and emotions. You need someone who can be the eye of the storm and guide you through it, and I think both Larry and John have that. They aren’t easily ruffled,” she said. Perhaps that isn’t so surprising; Mr. Carroll also has a black belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate. Ms. Ochs-Potter is organizing a remembrance book for Mr. Enos. Those wishing to contribute can email her at