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Veteran Dry Creek administrator heads to Loomis

Leaving local district after 19 years
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A longtime administrator with the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District is moving on to other pastures. Gordon Medd, a 19-year veteran with the district, will become the superintendent for the Loomis Union School District starting Friday. “Gordon’s experiences and professional qualifications match the leadership qualities our community identified at the beginning of our superintendent search process," said Loomis Union School District board President Jim Foster, in a news release. “Gordon has demonstrated throughout his career a commitment to educational success for all students, collaborative leadership with staff, fiscal prudence and active community involvement.” The board unanimously approved his selection after a nationwide search. As assistant superintendent of administrative services for the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District, Medd oversaw the district’s day-to-day financial operations, purchasing, facilities maintenance and operations. While at Dry Creek, he led a successful $67.3 million school bond campaign to upgrade classroom technology, and he managed the construction of an award-winning middle school. Prior to becoming assistant superintendent, Medd spent 12 years as a principal for Dry Creek at both the elementary and middle school levels. For three years, he acted as an elementary school assistant principal. He began his career in education as a teacher in his native Canada followed by a stint in southern California. “I feel blessed to have worked in Dry Creek,” Medd said. “My time was spent working alongside fantastic teachers, support staff, administrators, parents, community members and most importantly, amazing students. I will always have a special place in my heart for Dry Creek. Although, I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead, I can’t help but feel a little sadness leaving such a wonderful place.” ~ Sena Christian