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Witmer Appointed Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     880 S. Lemon Avenue

June 9, 2016                                                                          Walnut, CA 91789

 

Contact:       

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

kgile@wvusd.k12.ca.us

(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Witmer Appointed WVUSD Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources

WALNUT, CA--The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Matthew Witmer, Ed.D. as Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources, a key administrative position in the District, during the June 1 meeting.

Witmer has served as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services since March 2014.

“I firmly believe that Matt’s leadership style, skills, and relationships across our District make him a strong fit for the needs and requirements in leading the Human Resources division,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.

“Additionally, the role of Deputy Superintendent will allow him to provide support and leadership across all areas of our school district.”

“This position is critical as we develop and execute an effective strategic plan for the future of the school district. This position provides better support for our District and students.”

The veteran educator brings 20 years of educational experience to his new post.

“It’s been an honor and pleasure to serve the Walnut Valley community through Educational Services the last few years,” said Witmer who looks forward to the transition to Human Resources and serving as Deputy Superintendent.

“This will allow me to contribute to our District team in a different capacity.”

Witmer’s background and experience show a focus on equity and access in serving all stakeholders with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

He launched the innovative “MiniUniversity” professional development plan for Walnut Valley’s 1,200+ staff members three years ago.

His previous administrative experience in the Garden Grove Unified School District includes working with the Merit System and Personnel Commission.

Under his leadership, as Director of 7-12 Instruction, Garden Grove USD was named winner of the 2004 Broad Prize for Urban Education. 

Witmer served as an administrator in Corona-Norco Unified School District where he oversaw all areas of the Educational Services division in the 53,000-student district.

He also completed the ACSA Personnel Academy with retired WVUSD Assistant Superintendent Ray McMullen.

Additionally, Witmer is an adjunct professor of Educational Leadership at the University of California Irvine Extension and Azusa Pacific University.  Prior to that, he worked in numerous roles as an associate professor, director, interim program director, principal, assistant principal, and teacher. 

He received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. 

Witmer’s transition to Human Resources fills a vacancy in the department.