By Zoe Vikstrom,
DJUSD Superintendent Winfred Roberson has been offered the opportunity to serve as superintendent for the Glendale Unified School District in Los Angeles County, according to a statement from Davis School Board President Madhavi Sunder released Wednesday, Jan. 27.
A decision has not been finalized, but DJUSD Public Information Officer Maria Clayton says Roberson–who is at a conference and unavailable for comment–has remained in frequent contact with the GUSD school board members.
The GUSD board intends to vote on Roberson’s contract during its Feb. 10 meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Roberson is “excited at the opportunity being presented to serve as superintendent for Glendale Unified School District,” Clayton told The HUB.
In the next several weeks, Clayton says Roberson “will work closely with our school board to ensure that there is a clear path forward for maintaining a strong leadership structure and consistent vision for Davis schools.”
Roberson, who has held the position of DJUSD superintendent since July 1, 2010, “is very proud of the work that continues to occur in Davis Joint Unified and of the talented and dedicated team of educators with whom he has had the pleasure to work,” Clayton said.
School Board Trustee Susan Lovenburg has had a delightful time working with Roberson, and was on the board when he was originally hired.
“I am very proud of Superintendent Roberson’s growth and accomplishments and wish him the very best in future endeavors,” Lovenburg said.
“His legacy of a culture of support for the well-being of all students is embraced by the Board, administration, teachers and staff throughout the district,” she added. “There is no doubt in my mind we will continue our work together and achieve even more for our students.”