The Glendale Unified School District announced that Dr. Kelly King has been appointed assistant superintendent of Educational Services. She will officially begin her new position on July 1. Her appointment was approved by the board of education on May 7.
King has been with the GUSD for 23 years, working most recently in the position as director of Categorical Programs. She is currently responsible for the district’s Early Education and Extended Learning Programs, Special Projects (categorical programs), Welcome Center (language assessment center for English learners), BTSA, elementary magnet and dual immersion programs, transitional kindergarten, program improvement efforts, intercultural education, professional development. King is also known and highly respected for her ability to write multi-million dollar grants that are funded.
She began her teaching career at Balboa Elementary School, was a teacher specialist at Glenoaks Elementary and Dunsmore Elementary schools, an assistant principal at Columbus Elementary School, and served as an elementary principal at Columbus and Edison. Both schools under her leadership met annual growth goals.
“Dr. King is an exceptional instructional leader, an accomplished educator who has been successful at every level, most notably at Edison. Her outstanding work history, her dedication to the profession, and generosity to local charities are commendable. She is well deserving of this position, and we are excited to have her as part of our team,” said Dr. Richard M. Sheehan, superintendent of Glendale Unified School District.
Board President Nayiri Nahabedian stated, “I remember Dr. King at Edison when I first became a member of the board of education. I remember the energy that she had and how the teachers around her were very much inspired and energized by her spirit. I was proud to announce her appointment at [Tuesday’s] board meeting. I am grateful for the work she has done and continues to do in preparing our students for their future.”