The Tucson Unified School District has a new director of culturally relevant teachingpedagogy.

Salvador A. Gabaldón was appointed to the position Tuesday with a 3-2 vote from the TUSD Governing Board. Members Michael Hicks and Mark Stegeman cast the opposing votes, with Stegeman saying he had a "process concern."

Gabaldón previously served as a language acquisition specialist in TUSD's language acquisition department in a part-time capacity earning $25 an hour.

Information on Gabaldón's new salary was not available Friday.

TUSD launched its culturally relevant courses at three high schools — Cholla, Pueblo and Tucson — at the beginning of the school year and plans to have it in place at all 10 high school campuses in the fall.