After searching for a year and a half, the school board of the Berkeley Unified School District voted unanimously to name Donald Evans as the new superintendent of the district last week.
Evans, who is currently the superintendent of Hayward Unified School District, will replace his predecessor, Bill Huyett, on July 1. Edmond Heatley, the previous candidate, withdrew his candidacy following concerns about his views against same-sex marriage.
Having worked in education for 26 years, Evans has held positions at East Palo Alto High School and Compton Unified School District. While at Hayward, he helped pass a local parcel tax to improve the transparency of principal performance and increase communal collaboration in other districts.