Marana Unified School District picked Pamela Beine, the current DeGrazia Elementary School principal, as its next assistant superintendent.

The district governing board made the decision at its Feb. 14 meeting. Beine will start the position July 1, following the retirement of Jan Truitt, who is leaving the district after 35 years.

Beine has 34 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator in several states and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Reading and Language Arts from Seattle Pacific University. She completed a Certificate in Administration from Central Washington University and is enrolled in the Superintendent Certificate Program at the University of Arizona. 

“I am honored to serve Marana Unified at the district level and be part of an innovative team who promotes a world-class education for learners and who facilitates professional growth of all staff, propelling MUSD to state of art excellence,” Beine said in a news release.