Posted: Mar 23, 2021 / 8:45 PM PDT
Updated: March 23, 2021 / 8:54 PM PDT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Mark Luque has been named superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District.
Luque, who currently serves as assistant superintendent, has more than two decades of education experience, a district press release said Tuesday evening.
“I am honored to be named Superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District. I look forward to working with our board of directors, our staff and our community to deliver a world-class education for our students. I look forward to continuing the district’s legacy of excellent education that shaped my life and landed me where I am today, ”Luque said in the press release.
Prior to joining BCSD, Luque was the assistant superintendent of the Delano Union School District.
He replaces the outgoing superintendent Doc Ervin, who has taken over the position of superintendent of the unified school district of the city of San Bernardino.
“Mr. Luque will be an outstanding leader of the district,” Ervin said in the press release. “I have worked closely with him for the past five years and I have no doubt that he makes decisions in the best interests of our students, staff and families I know he will continue to put students first. The district couldn’t be in better hands. “
Luque will serve as superintendent when Ervin leaves on July 1st.