Palm Springs Superintendent Candidates Interviewed on Nov. 4

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Board of Education met in a daylong, closed special session on Saturday to interview superintendent candidates to fill the vacancy created when Mike Swize abruptly departed earlier this year.

The official timeline posted on the District’s website states that on Nov. 4, “(The) Board interviews candidates; selects finalist(s).”

Joan Boiko, coordinator of communications & community outreach, said, “No action was taken. The timeline remains in place. The Board is slated to vote on Nov. 14. I don’t have any other information.”

She would not say how many people applied for the position or how many were interviewed.

In the coming days, the board will complete the validation process of the leading candidate and make a final determination.

The new superintendent is scheduled to begin Jan. 2.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Tonatiuh ‘Tony’ Signoret has been serving as interim Supt. of Schools following Swize’s resignation,

With a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University and doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, Signoret has spent the majority of his 32-year career in education with PSUSD.

He began as a bilingual teacher at Agua Caliente Elementary and has also served as a District assistant principal and principal at the elementary and middle school level before becoming PSUSD’s Director of Certificated Human Resources in 2011. He also served as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Desert Sands Unified School District for two years, before returning to PSUSD as the District’s Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in 2017. Raised in Mexico City, Dr. Signoret is also fully bilingual in Spanish.

He appears to have support in the community to take on the job permanently.




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