By Irma Widjojo
The city’s newest school superintendent said he looks forward to expanding and continuing the district’s vision for a 21st century learning environment.
“I’ve been so impressed,” Benicia Unified School District Superintendent Charles Young said. “Benicia already has a lot of strengths and is known for its good programs.”
Young took over the superintendent position beginning July, replacing Janice Adams who retired after leading the district for eight years.
Before moving to Benicia, he was an associate superintendent of educational services for the Palo Alto Unified School District for four years.
“One of the many draws (of Benicia school district) is the size of it,” Young said. “It’s important for me to meet with the teachers and parents. When it’s seven schools, it’s more doable.”