West Ada deputy superintendent retires

The West Ada School District’s second-in-command stepped down earlier this month.

Deputy Superintendent Bruce Gestrin retired on Nov. 17.

A 24-year veteran in the state’s largest school district, Gestrin had worked more than 14 years as deputy superintendent. He was assistant principal at Centennial High School from 1990 to 1994, and principal at Eagle High School from 1994 to 2000.

“He’s done a lot of good things for the West Ada School District — a lot of important land acquisitions, planning on buildings. He’s made contributions all over the place,” district spokesman Eric Exline told Meridian Press.

Gestrin declined requests for interviews.

It’s unclear when West Ada will begin the search for a new deputy superintendent, Exline told Meridian Press. For now, the district now has two assistant superintendents: Jan Horning and Barbara Leeds, the district’s human resources director.

 

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