By Melissa Murphy
Solano County Superintendent of Schools Jay Speck announced he will retire Dec. 31.
A press release from the Solano County Office of Education noted that Speck just concluded his 40th year with that office having begun his career in 1976 as a teacher at the T.C. McDaniel Center in Fairfield.
During that time, he served many roles including teacher, program manager, principal, special education director, assistant superintendent for human resources, and superintendent. He began his first term as Solano County Superintendent of Schools in January 2011.
“Jay’s countywide leadership has been nothing short of stellar through very challenging times, including the recession and the massive shift in education policy that the adoption of the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) model represent,” said Board President Dana Dean. “While Jay will be deeply missed, he leaves behind an organization that is a model of strength and harmony with a focus where it should be – on our children.