Coast Unified hires new school district superintendent

ktanner@thetribunenews.comMay 15, 2014 

Victoria Schumacher has been named superintendent of Coast Unified School District.


Hiring of Victoria “Vicki” Schumacher as the new superintendent of the Coast Unified School District, starting July 1, for an annual salary of $148,000 plus benefits was unanimously approved by district trustees Thursday.

The Board of Trustees hammered out details of the contract in a closed session before their regular May meeting. Schumacher signed the contract in a quick ceremony during the meeting, and then got hugs from each board member and Interim Superintendent Richard Malfatti.

The 52-year-old Schumacher has been employed by the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District since 2010, where she currently is the assistant superintendent of educational services.

She began her career in education as a teacher, and has been an assistant principal, principal, director of assessment and assistant superintendent. She earned her undergraduate degree in music and a master’s degree in education from U.C. Berkeley, and her doctoral degree in education from UCLA.

The previous superintendent, Chris Adams, left in September to take a state-level job in Sacramento.

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