It's been quite a ride for John Casey, who retired last month after eight years as superintendent of the Pleasanton school district. Casey was hired in 2002 to succeed Mary Frances Callan, who took a similar post in Palo Alto after several tumultuous years here. During that time, she weathered changes on the school board, late night board meetings and frequent confrontations with some constituents who were calling for construction of a third high school to stem the ongoing "bubble" enrollment increases at the early part of the decade.
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posted Friday, July 23, 2010, 12:00 AM