An administrator from a Sacramento-area school district will become the new superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District on July 1.
Gloria Hernandez, assistant superintendent in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, will replace retiring Ravenswood Superintendent Maria De La Vega.
Ravenswood trustees approved a contract with Hernandez Thursday night.
Hernandez has worked in Twin Rivers a K-12 district in which about 80 percent of student are considered low-income and 37 percent are English learners -- since July 2008. In addition to district leadership roles, she has worked as a teacher and as a principal.
She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from California State University at Sacramento.
Ravenswood is a pre-K-8 district serving about 4,000 mostly low-income and English-learning students in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.
When they reach high school, students from Ravenswood are bused to various campuses in the Sequoia Union High School District including Menlo Atherton High School, Woodside High School and Carlmont High School.