Rod Gaeta, assistant superintendent of education and support services for the Azusa Unified School District, has been named superintendent by the board of education.
Gaeta, who joined the district in 1983 as principal at Paramount Elementary School, replaces Duane Stiff, who retired last August.
Gaeta has also served as the district’s director of school effectiveness/categorical program. He was named assistant superintendent in 1988.
Before joining the district, he was an assistant principal in the Santa Ana Unified School District and a teacher in the Cypress School District.
He graduated from Whittier College, earned his master’s degree at Cal State Long Beach and is studying for a Ph.D. at the University of La Verne.