Hacienda La Puente USD picks Parulan-Colfer as new superintendent

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In a surprise move, the largest school district in the San Gabriel Valley chose a new superintendent during a closed-door, off-site meeting at the Courtyard Marriott hotel Friday afternoon.

After interviewing five candidates for the job, the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District board of education voted 4-1 to promote Interim Superintendent Cynthia Parulan-Colfer to the top spot.

She was preceded by 40-year HLPUSD veteran Barbara Nakaoka, who after seven years as superintendent retired on June 30.

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