Eric Fredrickson, a 1978 graduate of Merced High School, has been named superintendent of the Grass Valley School District in northern California.
He’s the son of Philip and Bobbie Fredrickson, residents of Merced for more than 60 years.
Their son will take over the job at the end of the school year, according to the Grass Valley Union newspaper. He’s been superintendent of nearby Hill School District.
After graduating from Merced High, Fredrickson went to CSU Fresno for his bachelor’s degree and obtained his master’s from the University of San Francisco. He also worked in Clovis Unified School District and Bear River High School, according to the newspaper.
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“He’s the perfect candidate for the job,” the Union quoted Rob Avery, district school board president, as saying. “He did a wonderful Job at Union Hill and will do an excellent job for us.”