Meet Adrian Vega: New schools superintendent familiarizes himself with district

SAN BENITO — The first item on Superintendent Adrian Vega’s agenda is to get to know the people within the district and outside it.

That includes teachers, parents, staff, the community and students.

Vega spent yesterday afternoon traveling to different campuses around the district meeting with the many people he hopes to gain insight from.

After all, he said they are the ones who have been here “longer than me.”

“My goal for going to campuses is touching base with people and listening to people and asking them how things are going. How long have they been with the district? What do they feel the district does well?” Vega said. “Give me your thoughts.”

After the quick departure of former superintendent Marc Puig in July, the school board hired Vega as his replacement in November.

Before beginning his new position as head of the district, Vega was deputy superintendent for Teaching & Learning at the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona.

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