SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named Brent Malicote Director of the California Department of Educations (CDE) new Standards Support Office and Jeff Breshears as Director of the Local Agency Systems Support Office.
Both appointments are key CDE leadership positions and reflect the departments increasing emphasis on supporting local districts and schools, Torlakson said.
The Standards Support Office will provide increased access to the tools and resources necessary to implement the new, more rigorous California learning standards, which cover English-Language Arts, Math, Science, and English Language Development.
Malicote is a high-energy leader with extensive field experience in teaching and administration in Californias Central Valley. He most recently served as Principal of Pinewood Elementary School, which CDE honored as a California Distinguished School in 2014. He was named El Dorado Countys Elementary Principal of the Year for 2015.