By the Daily Post staff
The Palo Alto school district’s deputy superintendent, Karen Hendricks, has accepted the job of superintendent of the 6,000-student Alta Loma School District in the San Bernardino County community of Rancho Cucamonga.
The Alta Loma district announced her appointment on Friday. She starts her new job on Feb. 1.
Hendricks served as interim superintendent in Palo Alto following the sudden resignation of Superintendent Max McGee in October 2017.
She had been assistant superintendent of HR for four months before the school board tapped her for the superintendent’s post. She remained as interim superintendent until Don Austin took over the job on a permanent basis in July 2018. At that point, Hendricks returned to the district administration as deputy superintendent.
Before joining the Palo Alto district, she was a classroom teacher, an assistant HR director for the Santa Cruz schools and a chief HR administrator in Carmel, where she later served as interim superintendent.