Toni Beal, superintendent of the Two Rock School District, was announced Wednesday as the new superintendent of the west county high schools.
Announcement of her selection came at the beginning of a special meeting of the West Sonoma County Union High School District board that met for further discussions on bridging an anticipated $1.2 million funding gap for next school year.
She will replace Steven Kellner, who has been district superintendent for three years and is resigning effective June 30.
Two Rock is a small, single elementary school district with about 160 students located west of Petaluma with a $1.4 million annual budget. She is moving to a district with three high schools—El Molino, Analy and Laguna—with a total of about 1,900 students and an annual budget of about $24 million.
On Wednesday, Beal and the board signed a three-year employment contract in which she will earn a $165,000 annual salary, as well as paid health benefits, a $350 monthly car and $100 monthly cell phone allowance.
Beal, a Penngrove resident, has been superintendent at Two Rock for three years. She has been in public education for 29 years, including 21 working at the middle and high school levels.
Board members said she brings a strong background in budget development, securing grants for program improvements and curriculum implementation.
She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a psychology degree, and has a master’s degree from Sonoma State University and a teaching credential in science. She was named Administrator of the Year by the Sonoma County Administrators Association in 2010.