John Curry, superintendent of Weaver Union School District, last month was named president of the California League of Elementary Schools, the Merced County Office of Education reported.
The California League of Schools is a nonprofit educators association encompassing professional learning communities for elementary, middle and high school teachers, administrators and support professionals. The organization is 31 years old and has about 3,000 members throughout the state.
Curry has been a member of the league since 2001, and in 2007 became a member of the board of trustees. He has worked at Weaver since 2010 and has been in education for 28 years.
The California League of Schools helps teachers keep up with the ever-changing education system and honors them for what they do.
“We need to talk about the thousands of educators who are making a difference,” Curry said in a statement. “We need to recognize each other on a more regular basis.”
Curry said he believes educational leaders need to reach out and help teachers, specifically with the new Common Core State Standards and advances in technology.
“There is so much new to education today,” he said. “It’s almost like we’re pioneers.”