Kirsten Vital, right, shares a laugh with School Board Clerk Mike McMahon, at a party to say farewell to the departing Alameda Unified School District
Kirsten Vital, right, shares a laugh with School Board Clerk Mike McMahon, at a party to say farewell to the departing Alameda Unified School District superintendent, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Elks Club in Alameda, Calif. Vital, whose tenure began in 2009, leaves to become head of the San Juan Capistrano school district in southern California. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)