FARMINGTON, Michigan. – The Farmington Public School Board Education voted 7-0 in favor of appointing Dr. Christopher Delgado as the new district superintendent.
Delgado is in the post left vacant by former superintendent Bob Herrera, who resigned in November after filing a complaint against board member Angie Smith for harassment. Two other members of the district school board also resigned, citing allegations of harassment and “dysfunctional behavior.” The council voted to pass a resolution censuring Smith.
Council voted on Thursday to appoint Delgado as the next district chief after talks that took place earlier this month and as late as Wednesday.
“We are really delighted to have had the choice of such good candidates,” said Chairman of the Board Terri Weems. “Dr. Delgado impressed us and felt like the right fit for Farmington Public Schools based on our extensive interviews and research. We are all delighted to welcome him to our already amazing team. We are confident that he will harness the talents of our district to produce the best results for our students. We are all really looking forward to working with him.
Delgado currently serves as deputy superintendent schools in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District. He graduated from Michigan State University and began his educational career as a Spanish teacher to high school and college students in Colorado.
Delgado did this for six years in Colorado Springs before returning to Michigan as a high school Spanish teacher in Birmingham. This was followed by 18 years in administration, including roles as associate high school principal, college principal, and deputy superintendent. He completed his Masters in Educational Administration from Michigan State and his Education Specialist and PhD from Oakland University.
The Farmington Public School District serves nearly 9,000 students in Farmington, Farmington Hills and part of West Bloomfield in Oakland County.
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