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Superintendent Search Relies on Broad Engagement

MEDIA ADVISORY: Superintendent Search Relies on Broad Community Engagement, Guidance From Diverse 48-member Advisory Committee
Posted on 12/03/2021

WHAT: Members of the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee will reflect on their efforts to meaningfully engage the community, as California’s second-largest school district looks for its next permanent superintendent. 

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021

WHERE: Zoom https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/81128336002 

WHO: Members of the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee: Chair Chris Rice-Wilson of Alliance San Diego, JoAnn Fields of the Asian Pacific Islander Initiative, and Sabrina Hahnlein of the California School Employees Association. Members of the Board of Education will also attend.

BACKGROUND: The Board of Education appointed a 48-member Superintendent Search Advisory Committee to oversee the process of filling the top position in California’s second-largest school district. The Advisory Committee reflects the diversity of San Diego Unified students and the San Diego Community. The panel includes members from nonprofit and civic organizations; elected officials, student, staff and parent organizations; and educational institutions.  

The Advisory Committee has reviewed all applications from candidates who met the minimum qualifications and will recommend up to ten candidates to be interviewed by the Board of Education. On December 14, the board will select up to three final candidates. A community forum for the public to meet the three finalists and provide input will be held in early January. The board will appoint a permanent superintendent in January, with a formal introduction set for January 18 at the State of the District Address.

The board appointed longtime San Diego Unified educator, Dr. Lamont Jackson, as Interim Superintendent after former Superintendent Cindy Marten was named Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

This event is for professional journalists. Please confirm attendance in advance.

MEDIA CONTACT: Marisa Berumen, Communications Department, [email protected] , (619) 847-6029