Palo Alto school district names interim superintendent

PALO ALTO (BCN) The Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education has named Karen Hendricks the interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year.

Hendricks' appointment was announced in a news release late Wednesday night in lieu of current Superintendent Glenn McGee tendering his resignation on Monday. McGee's resignation is effective Friday.

"Ms. Hendricks was chosen for her years of leadership, human resources expertise, public education teaching and administrative experience, professionalism, reputation for thoroughness and recent background as the
Interim Superintendent for Carmel Unified School District," the district said in a statement.

Hendricks most recently served as the interim superintendent for the Carmel Unified School District before joining the district. She joined the Palo Alto school district in July 2017 as the assistant superintendent of
human resources.

Hendricks has 26 years of public education experience and holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno State University and master's degree from the University of San Francisco, according to district officials.