The first paper I picked up while visiting my parents near St. Louis, Mo., last week made me do a double-take. Was that woman on the front page who it looked like?
It was indeed: Pomona Unified’s former superintendent, now U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. She was visiting an underachieving middle school in St. Louis. Click on the thumbnail photo for a larger view.
Evidently it’s impossible for me to escape the Inland Valley, even on vacation.