McDowell Contract Renewal Approved


By Haydn Wall

The Tamalpais Union High School District board voted unanimously on May 28 to approve a two-year contract for current Assistant Superintendent Michael McDowell to become the Associate Superintendent for Instructional and Personnel Services. The newly created position combines the roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with McDowell’s current position.

The human resources position was vacated by John Carroll, who is leaving to become the superintendent of the Bolinas-Stinson Lagunitas School district. The district won’t be filling Carroll’s position, instead electing to merge the responsibilities with those of McDowell’s current role.

“I [will] take on supervision of human resources [and keep doing] what I’m currently doing now. I [will] oversee the two arms of the organization, one around human resources, and one associated with the educational services,” McDowell said of his new role.