Superintendent Carla Santorno won praise for her work in a mid-year evaluation by Tacoma School Board. "Carla's leadership and the laser-like focus she brings to the academic achievement of all students are significant and commendable," said Board President Debbie Winskill. "We are very pleased. She has the full confidence of the board, and we are looking forward to extending her contract after the school year." Board members based their evaluation on 20 performance indicators agree to last summer. These cover academic achievement, leadership, strategic plan performance, board support, finance, human resources, operations and partnerships.