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January 28, 2009 > Fremont Board of Education appoints permanent superintendent

Fremont Board of Education appoints permanent superintendent

Submitted By Nicole Steward

At their January 14, 2009 meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Milt Werner as Superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District and approved the Terms of Agreement for the four-year contract effective January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.

"The Board of Trustees is very pleased that Dr. Milt Werner has accepted the leadership position of Superintendent for Fremont Unified School District," said Board President Larry Sweeney. "As we are forced to face immediate and unprecedented fiscal challenges, it is reassuring to the Fremont community to have Dr. Werner's steady hand and open door policy ready to engage and find workable solutions."

Dr. Werner has served as Interim Superintendent since July 1, 2008. He joined FUSD six years ago serving as principal of Washington High School for three years and as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services for two. With more than 30 years in education, Dr. Werner has held several positions, including assistant principal at James Logan High School in Union City from 1975-1985.

"I am both honored and humbled to have been asked to continue as the Superintendent," said Dr. Werner. "Without question, we face the most challenging financial issues we've ever had to confront, but by working closely with parents, community and our staff, we can creatively navigate through these troubled waters. I look forward to working with the Fremont Community to do everything possible to not just maintain, but enhance our services for the children we serve."

Trustee Sweeney echoed this commitment, adding, "Dr. Werner has always demonstrated his commitment to student achievement and academic excellence. He has been able to build successful coalitions that place student interests at the top of our priority lists. He is a tireless problem solver and welcomes all points of view in his efforts to keep Fremont Unified as the most desirable of school districts. The Board looks forward to a positive and professional working relationship with Dr. Werner and believes the community is best served with his appointment as our Superintendent."

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