From the smallest kindergartner to the man at the top of the educational ladder, it's all about listening and learning.
That's what new Supt. Fred Navarro, 55, said he will be doing in his early days with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
His first full day was July 11. Although he has already met with some board members and administrators, including interim Supt. Robert Barbot, he said he will meet with other educators to get a lot of "face time," as he tries to gather information.
"What's going well, what they like, what they'd like to be done better, it's pretty open-ended," he said, adding that he will also be looking out for any problems. "Am I seeing what I'm supposed to be seeing?"
He said he will also be spending a lot of time in the classroom observing.
"I don't think that you ever forget being a teacher, if it was something you worked at, something you wanted to hone," he said.