Steve Goldstone, named interim superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District Wednesday night, said he may be interested in becoming the full-time superintendent even though he came out of retirement to take the job.
“That door is being kept open by the district,” he said. “We’ll see if there’s a fit.”
Goldstone’s three page resume includes 20 years as superintendent at five school districts throughout California.
He began his career as a teacher at the Santa Monica and Los Angeles Unified School Districts in 1964.
Most recently, he served five years as superintendent in the Vallejo City Unified School District. Goldstone, 62, retired in August last year.
District officials have been looking for a replacement for current superintendent Jack McLaughlin after he accepted a position as Nevada’s state superintendent of schools Dec. 13.
Mclaughlin will hand his office keys to Goldstone at the end of this month.
Goldstone said his first order of business will be to learn more about the needs of the people in the school district.
“It’s always been my style to have a lot of meetings so we can share our ideas,” he said.
“I have a slogan I like to follow and that’s, ‘Working together for the success of all students.’ ”