Deputy Supt. Elisa L. Sanchez has been named acting superintendent of the Compton Unified School District now that former Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough has left to assume his new duties as head of the Chicago school system.
The district's Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search for a new superintendent.
Administrators already working in the district who want to apply for the post of superintendent will also be considered for the job, said board member Kelvin D. Filer. The board, he said, has been soliciting written suggestions from various groups and individuals in the community about what sort of person should head the schools.
Sanchez came to Compton as associate superintendent in 1983. She previously was assistant superintendent in the San Diego Unified School District, where she started as a classroom teacher in 1963. She became assistant superintendent in 1976.
She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and is a member of the college's board of trustees. She received a master's degree in education from San Diego State and holds California school credentials in administrative services, pupil personnel services, supervision and general secondary education.