Gary Wilson, principal of Ocean Air School in the Del Mar Union School District, has been named superintendent of the San Pasqual Union School District.
has been an integral part of the DMUSD
for the past 18 years.
He first served as principal of Del Mar Hills School where he enjoyed designing and opening the Academy of Arts and Sciences, completed the school's renovation in 2000, and lead "the Hills" in earning both the California Distinguished School Award and the National Blue Ribbon Award.
In 2002, Mr. Wilson
accepted a new challenge of opening Torrey Hills School
brought together a talented new staff and created a new school community.
Student achievement soared and once again, under Mr. Wilson's
leadership, another DMUSD school earned the California Distinguished School Award.
In 2007, Gary
was given the opportunity to open the District's newest school, Ocean Air
has enjoyed great success at Ocean Air
and explains, "With the combination of a supportive community, high achieving students, a talented and dedicated staff of teachers and professionals, Ocean Air has exceeded my expectations as an award-winning school for the twenty-first century.
In 2009, Ocean Air's students standardized achievement scores meant a school-wide API score of 976, making it #1 in San Diego County.
On December 1, 2009, and after 34 years in public education in San Diego County, Mr. Wilson
will be realizing his
dream of becoming a superintendent.
will be greatly missed as a friend, leader and colleague in the DMUSD
has made a profound difference in the lives of the students and families in Del Mar.
The San Pasqual Union School District community is fortunate to have Gary Wilson as their new superintendent.
Won't they be surprised when they discover that he