we wish Anne Mallory luck in her new position as special assistant to the Imperial County schools superintendent. She will be missed in the Westmorland Union Elementary School District, where she served as superintendent. Under her leadership the school grew, implemented new programs and improved the quality of education.
While Mallory's departure is a loss for Westmorland, we are confident the school district can continue to grow and students can continue to receive a quality education. Sometimes change, even change that at first appears traumatic, is good. Now the district will have a chance to find new leadership.
As the district launches a search for a superintendent, Linda Morse, the district's principal, will be the interim superintendent. Morse has a long history in the district, as did Mallory, and should do a fine job of leading the district. However, she has said she does not want the permanent superintendent's position.