New assistant superintendent for Marana Unified School District | News
A new assistant superintendent has been selected for the Marana Unified School District, Pamela Beine will fill the position.
The MUSD Governing Board voted on hiring Beine, by a 5 to 0 vote. She will begin on July 1, following the retirement of Dr. Jan Truitt, who has worked for MUSD for more than 35 years.
Beine has 34 years of experience in education, both as a teacher and an administrator in four states, as well as Canada. She has served as principal at two MUSD schools, Picture Rocks Intermediate and more recently at DeGrazia. Work for Beine, before coming to Marana, was in school leadership roles at all levels of education in Washington and California; she also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University.
She will be bringing with her a vast wealth of expertise, as well as a strong background in curriculum and instructions. Beine also led two California schools to ‘Distinguished’ status.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Illinois University, and a Master of Arts in Reading and Language Arts from Seattle Pacific University, Beine is currently completing the Superintendent Certificate Program at the U of A, on top of having a Certificate of Administration from Central Washington University.
“I am honored to serve Marana Unified at the district level and be part of an innovative team who promotes a world-class education for learners and who facilitates professional growth of all staff, propelling MUSD to state of art excellence,” said Beine in a recent news release.
“In my future role as assistant superintendent, I am committed to ensuring our students’ success through professional well-trained educators, committed building leaders, and the enhancement of best practices through a successful professional learning community model,” Beine stated. “I also recognize that all stakeholders, including classified and certified staff, resource staff, students, parents and community members play a key role in the success of a school district and I look forward to continuing those partnerships. These efforts combined with our unified implementation of high level, common core standards, will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our children and produce successful results for our learners to be competitive in future careers.”