Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Espanola To Lose Super.(Journal North)

Byline: Andy Lenderman Journal Staff Writer

Schools Chief Goes to Cuba

ESPANOLA Parents and a child cried here when their superintendent took another job.

Pancho Guardiola announced his move to Cuba Independent Schools on Tuesday, and the end of his tenure with the Espanola Public Schools.

"Too bad we couldn't keep you here," one supporter told Guardiola after the meeting. "But I don't blame you."

Guardiola said he and the Espanola Board of Education have different philosophies, and that's why he declined their offer of a one-year contract extension.

"That drove my decision," he said.

One parent said Guardiola and the board clashed over who was hired within the district, which has about 580 employees. …

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