After many contributions to the school, superintendent says goodbye


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Superintendent Douglas Domeracki will retire after working for six years here.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

As the year comes to an end, Superintendent Douglas Domeracki will be retiring after six years here.

“For most of my career, I wanted to be a principal and kept that idea for a long time. Until 2007/2008, I began to develop an interest in district leadership as opposed to building leadership,” Domeracki said.

Domeracki has been superintendent for over 10 years.

“Due to the mentorship that I had (growing) up in the system, I began to be a superintendent,” Domeracki said.

While here, Domeracki believes many goals were accomplished.

“We have accomplished a lot of financial, instructional facility related initiatives. We made many changes in organizational structure. The number of accomplishments that we did over the last six years has been extraordinary,” Domeracki said.

Domeracki plans to rest and spend time with his grandkids during his retirement.

“There’s a lifetime of interests that I have and I’d like to pursue some of those,” Domeracki said.

As he leaves, Domeracki would like to see people put down phones to open the door to success.

“One of the best messages (when) I think about future successes, what makes people successful in life, it’s to put down your phone and talk to people face-to-face. Learn how to be communicative with others, learn how to understand what their issues are, what their concerns are,” Domeracki said.

Principal Moses Cheng will replace Domeracki.