SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that Sean M. Virnig has been selected to serve as the new superintendent of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont (CSD), where he graduated as class valedictorian in 1992.
Virnig is the school's 10th superintendent since its inception in 1850, and its first Deaf superintendent. Virnig succeeds Dr. Henry "Hank" Klopping, who is retiring after 36 years.
"I welcome Sean back to CSD, which has earned an international reputation as a leading school for the Deaf," Torlakson said. "He brings the skills, training, and experience that parents, students, staff, and the CSD community called for in a new superintendent.
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