By Richard Bammer
A longtime educator and the interim human resources officer for Travis Unified has been named interim superintendent for the 5.500-student school district.
Pamela Conklin will replace Kate Wren Gavlak, who will retire Feb. 1.
The five-member governing board made the announcement at 6 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after emerging from closed session during the trustees’ once-monthly meeting in the Travis Education Center in Fairfield.
The district hired Conklin, a graduate of University of California, Davis who earned a master’s degree in educational administration from San Francisco State University, on Sept. 6. Before coming to Travis, which includes two elementary schools in Vacaville, she served as superintendent of Oakley Union School District, an east Contra Costa County K-8 district with 5,000 students. Before that, she worked for 20 years in Novato Unified, a north Marin County district with 8,000 students.