El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools starting new chapter in her life
Vicki Barber may be retiring June 30 as El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools after nearly 20 years but she won’t be settling into the easy life without work.
Rather, Barber, 61, who has lived in El Dorado Hills since 1978, already has outlined three priorities for herself after leaving office.
In order of preference, “They’re all number ones to me,” she said.
“I will continue to support the county office of education and doing some things to assist it,” said Barber, who earned a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of the Pacific and $180,000 a year as superintendent.
“We have been very active in working with charter schools and in special education throughout the state. Assuming Jeremy will be appointed county superintendent by our board, I assume I will be involved in that and will continue to support that effort,” she added.
Jeremy Meyers, deputy superintendent of county schools, was recommended by Barber to be her successor. The school board concurred and he’s expected to be named superintendent at its February 5 meeting, serving until 2014, when the post will be open for election.
Barber’s husband, Louis, works with school districts and county offices throughout the state in doing medical billing and ...