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Message From Dr. Waddell

Exciting things are underway at the Santa Clara Unified School District! Across the district, you will find staff and community working in partnership to create world-class learning opportunities to educate, engage, and inspire our children and youth. Our district is committed to our core values that guide and inform our work. 

  • Students First
  • Excellence Through Continuous Improvement
  • Integrity and Ethical Stewardship
  • Connected Families and Collaborative Community
  • Equity and Social Justice¬†
  • Empathy and Respect
  • World-Leading and Future Ready

Santa Clara Unified is the best place for children and youth to grow and learn. We are committed to innovation, rigor, equity, and respect. Whether it is through innovative new school campuses, dynamic instructional programs, or partnerships, we are committed to continually improving in our mission to prepare our children and youth to thrive in a global community. We invite you to partner with us. Together we can make a difference in the lives of Santa Clara Unified youth!  

With appreciation,

Gary Waddell

Dr. Gary Waddell

Superintendent's Cabinet

Dr. Gary Waddell

Jean Burrell
Assistant to the Superintendent
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