The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board of education appointed Tim Walker to the position of deputy superintendent Thursday, August 31st.

Walker, formerly assistant superintendent of education services, came to the district 18 months ago from Glendale Unified School District.

“He has a wealth of knowledge and is highly competent regarding multiple aspects of the organization,” said superintendent Dianne Talarico. “He is to be commended for taking on multiple roles and responsibilities during a time of great transition in our district.”

Walker has worked for the district’s Special Education Department and Educational Services Department and served as interim superintendent while the board of education conducted a national search for a new superintendent to replace John Deasy, who resigned.

Board president Julia Brownley echoed the sentiments of her fellow board members and thanked Walker for his hard work, dedication and commitment to the students of the district.

Walker has more than 20 years of educational experience and a Bachelor of Arts from USC.

He also has a Master of Arts in human development from Pacific Oaks College, and a Master of Education and Educational Specialist degree from Point Loma College.