Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Robert Fraisse announced earlier this week that he will retire at the end of the 2009-10 school year, ending a 37-year career in academia in California, the last three of which he served in Laguna Beach.
“It has been an honor to be part of the legacy of this community’s culture of continuous improvement and to work with our teachers, staff, parents, administrators and school board members in an effort to add value to this great school system,” Fraisse said. “While I am proud of the accomplishments of the past three years, I truly believe that the best is yet to come for this amazing school district.”
The most satisfying achievements, he said, have been the implementation of strong education and intervention programs like Success Maker that aid struggling students in areas of weakness, as well as special programs dedicated to the arts, music and physical education.