The Eugene 4J School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire Doctor Gustavo Balderas as new superintendent.
The board offered him the job with an annual salary of $185-thousand. Balderas said he's "deeply humbled and eager to join the 4J team." Balderas is currently head of the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, California. He has roots in Oregon. He formerly worked at Hillsboro School District. He has degrees from Western Oregon University, Portland State and the University of Oregon. Balderas will start his job at Eugene 4J on July first. Shelly Berman is leaving the superintendent job.