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Vail schools supe to retire, replacement named

Posted at 12:12 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:12:17-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Vail Unified School District will get a new superintendent next year.

Calvin Baker, who has led the district for 33 years, will retire in February. John Carruth was appointed Tuesday to succeed Baker.

Carruth has worked in the Vail districtfor 24 years as a teacher, assistant principal, special ed director and assistant/associate superintendent. Heis currently serving as Chief of Staff at the Arizona Department of Education.

"I’m very proud of the incredible success of our staff and students. The recent announcement that all 17 of our District’s larger schools earned an 'A' rating illustrates that success," Baker said in a statement. "However, I am most proud of the special connection that our schools have with parents and our community.”