Former Brentwood educational leader Dana Eaton is coming home to lead the Brentwood Union School District as its new superintendent.
On Wednesday night, the Brentwood school board announced the hiring of the former Pioneer Elementary School principal and BUSD director of student services, who has spent the past four years as the superintendent of the Jefferson Union School District in Tracy. Eaton first came to the district in 2003 to open Pioneer and he lives in Brentwood with his family.
Eaton rose to the top among 40 applicants because of his financial expertise and people skills, according to Brentwood trustee Emil Geddes. He added that Eaton has similar qualities to former, beloved Brentwood schools superintendent Bill Bristow.