Dawn Vetica was appointed as the new assistant superintendent of secondary education at the Lodi Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
"She wears a lot of hats," said board president Ron Heberle. "She's kind of a 'Jaqueline of all trades.'"
Vetica has worked in the district for about 23 years in several positions. She's been a teacher, a middle school principal, president of the LUSD Administrators Association and an overseer of beforeand afterschool programs at district sites.
She currently manages intervention and afterschool enrichment programs for the district, and also works with curriculum planning.
The position was posted statewide and closed in early April.
"We've been getting an unusually high number of applications for administrative positions," said Heberle. "I don't know if it's the economy or people looking for promotions."
Vetica's start date for the new job has yet to be announced. She was unavailable for comment Tuesday night.
Vetica's salary for her new job is not yet known. Former assistant superintendent of secondary education Bill Atterberry earned an annual salary of $135,421.
Director of personnel Mike McKilligan was not available for comment.
Odie Douglas, the current assistant superintendent of secondary education, is making no secret of his search for administrative jobs outside of Lodi Unified.
He was hired in 2005 from Elk Grove Unified School District as the associate superintendent. But his job was changed to assistant supervisor for middle and high schools when the associate position was eliminated in 2010.
Douglas has applied to other superintendent and assistant superintendent positions, though he has not yet decided where he will be working next year. He said he will have something certain to announce in a few weeks.
Douglas was surprised with an award of excellence from Irene Outlaw, former principal of Delta Sierra Middle School, during Tuesday's meeting.
She said Lodi Unified has a visionary leader with the integrity to stick to his principles.
"It gives me a sense of comfort to know that he's here," she said. "We respect, appreciate and honor him."
Douglas was presented with a plaque for what Outlaw called his outstanding leadership and mental toughness.