Robin Hopper, the longtime assistant superintendent for educational services at the Livingston Union School District, has been offered the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD).

Hopper, a 1983 Mariposa County High School graduate and native of Cathey’s Valley, was given the nod by the MCUSD Board of Trustees after a closed session meeting on Thursday, May 15.

During Hopper’s nine-year tenure in Livingston, she has helped in curriculum oversight of three elementary schools, a middle school and a child development center.

A number of stakeholders from the district took part in the interview and selection process to identify Hopper as the next superintendent of the district.

According to interim superintendent John Stafford, the selection process involved a team including the governing board, a representative from both the California State Educators Association and Mariposa County Teachers Association bargaining units, a representative from the MCUSD administrative team, and Stafford.

The process included in-person interviews and a trip to Livingston to visit with a variety of individuals who have worked with Hopper.

“After a thorough analysis and careful consideration, the team was confident in their recommendation to the trustees that Ms. Hopper be approved as the new superintendent,” Stafford said.

Hopper’s first day on the job will be June 19. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Fresno State University a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from CSU Stanislaus. Her contract calls for a base salary of $140,000 per year, with health benefits, and a $500 monthly vehicle allowance.

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