• Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.

    Superintendent Dr. Stan Rose retires in June at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The Board of Trustees of Santa Clara Unified School District is in the process of conducting a superintendent search for purposes of hiring the District’s next superintendent. Eric Andrews, Ed.D., and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D., of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process.

    Dr. Andrews and Dr. Van Leuven will be in our district on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to facilitate several sessions with various groups within our district’s community to receive input about the desired qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent. This input will be a valuable contribution to the recruitment and selection process.

    The Board is soliciting responses to the following questions:

    1. What personal and professional qualities for an incoming superintendent will be a match for Santa Clara Unified School District?
    2. What are the strengths of the District, and what are the challenges you see for the District in the coming years?

Community Forums

  • In addition to the various sessions, the District will be hosting evening open forums, which are open to all the public. No appointment is necessary to participate. These open forums are an opportunity for the public to provide input and to hear more about the search process. Spanish interpreters will be available at the forums.

    Open Forum
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Board Room (back of the building)
    Santa Clara Unified School District
    1889 Lawrence Road
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

    Open Forum*
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Community Room
    Mission Branch Library
    1098 Lexington Street
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    *On February 19, a second forum was added to accommodate community interest in participation.

Online Survey

Written Correspondence



  • 5/3/2019: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board President Dr. Michele Ryan has the following announcement:

    "The Board has selected a Superintendent finalist pending negotiations. The Board will announce the candidate as soon as we have the details finalized, and we expect to approve the contract at our May 23, 2019, regular board meeting."

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