by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Department of Education superintendent Dr. Jon Fernandez has chosen the individuals he believes are best suited to lead the Government's of Guam largest agency. Erica Cruz has been tapped as deputy superintendent of educational support and community learning. She is currently the principal at Jose Rios Middle School.
Robert Malay will be the deputy superintendent for assessment and accountability while Joe Sanchez will be the deputy superintendent for curriculum and instructional improvement. Taling Taitano will remain the deputy superintendent for finance and administrative services. Fernandez said, "This is a team that will be focused on achieving higher standards and outcomes for our students; strengthening school leadership across our district; supporting effective teaching and instruction; improving organizational efficiency; and building a system of accountability that goes from the top to the bottom."
The appointments take effect on Monday, October 8. While the salary range for the deputy positions are between $80,000-$110,000, the superintendent is hoping to implement a performance-based compensation structure in the coming year"