A longtime education leader on the South Coast has died.
Mike Caston worked as a teacher, administrator, and schools superintendent for some four decades.
From 1994 to 2004, he was Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Elementary, and High School Districts.
He was also a Deputy Superintendent of Education with the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
He had been living in San Diego County in recent years.
Caston died following a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was 65 years old.