Tucson names Texas educator as new superintendent

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Tucson Unified School District has selected a new next superintendent.

The district's governing board voted 4-1 Tuesday to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.

Sanchez currently is interim superintendent of Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas.

He takes over a school district under fire nationally for a banning its Mexican American Studies curriculum. During a recent public forum, the 38-year-old Sanchez said he was concerned about students "being indoctrinated."

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