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New faces on the Sunnyside School Board

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It is out with the old and in with the new for the Sunnyside School Board. 

On Tuesday evening the board elected a new Interim Superintendent, Dr. Eugenia Favela and swore in two new school board members, Erik Giffin and Beki Quintero. Both won the special recall election two weeks ago, and they will be taking over the seats of Louie Gonzales and Bobby Garcia. 

Dr. Favela, who was voted Interim Superintendent after a two hour executive session, is the current Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.  She has worked for the Sunnyside District for the last 29 years and has a background in special education. 

"I just want to do my best…I just want to continue to serve in any way I can," said Dr. Favela. 

Her current salary is $100,000 and will be increased to $125,000 as she takes over as Interim Superintendent, replacing Dr. Manual Isquierdo.  The SUSD School Board voted to buy out Dr. Isquierdo's $500,000 contract.

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