Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno’s favorite things

Teacher: Helen Davis, grade 4: “She let me know I had worth”

Childhood aspiration: Translator at the UN

Pastime/hobby: My grandkids, Hallmark Christmas movies and old-time radio shows from the 1940s and ’50s

Travel destination: Venice, Italy: I will go for my husband’s 65th birthday; his grandparents were born in Italy

Food: Unfortunately, the almighty cheeseburger

Dessert: Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Music: My playlist is eclectic—a little bit of everything from country western to hip-hop

Sports/recreation: I am trying to develop a hiking habit; I love the trails through the Washington woods

Heroes/sheroes: Maya Angelou

Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style”—Maya Angelou

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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