District sets open house for Munro

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BELOIT - The School District of Beloit is inviting the community to meet its new superintendent, Stanley Munro, at a reception scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Rotary River Center, 1160 Riverside Drive.

Light refreshments will be served.

"We'd like our entire community to turn out to meet and welcome Dr. Munro, his wife Yovana and their two children," said Board of Education President Pam Charles.

On Tuesday, Charles said Munro is in the process of moving to Beloit.

"Dr. Munro has a very busy calendar his first week here including multiple meetings with various community leaders," Charles added.

Munro said he would be heading into Beloit on Saturday, June 22.

"My family and I are excited to arrive in Beloit. My goal is to hit the ground listening and learning. The first week schedule I have planned further exemplifies my commitment to student achievement and being a partner in the process of ensuring that the School District of Beloit moves from good to great," Munro said.

Munro officially starts with the district on July 1.

On May 28, the board approved a contract for Munro to act as a consultant for any matters concerning the school district until his start date on July 1. He will be paid $50 an hour. Munro's two-year contract has an annual salary of $200,000.

Munro previously was an executive director at the Dallas Independent School District since April 2016. From July 2008 to July 2009, he served as assistant principal at the District of Columbia Public Schools; from August 2009 to June 2011 he was assistant principal at San Diego Unified School District; and from August 2011 to April 2016 he was a principal in the San Diego Unified School District.

Munro received his K-12 education from Toronto District Schools. He earned an honors bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto, three master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University in school administration and supervision, teaching and education/reading. Munro holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership from San Diego State University and recently earned a master's degree in management from Harvard University.

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