• At their July 11, 2022 meeting, the board announced Dr. Gary Waddell as our interim superintendent.

    On June 24th, the Board of Trustees received the resignation of Dr. Stella M. Kemp as superintendent for SCUSD effective July 1st. The board immediately began the process of choosing our interim superintendent. The interim superintendent is a temporary assignment until the board is able to hire the next permanent superintendent.

Message From Dr. Waddell

  • It is with gratitude and great enthusiasm that I join the SCUSD team as your Interim Superintendent. While we will surely have many opportunities to get to know one another, interact, and work together over the course of the coming year, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and extend a warm greeting. 

    I don’t believe there is any higher calling than serving our children and youth and I am looking forward to engaging with you around that mission and supporting the teaching and learning underway in the district. Please introduce yourself as you see me about the district — I am eager to meet our students and the people who make the magic happen for the youth of Santa Clara Unified!


Superintendent's Cabinet

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  • Dr. Gary Waddell

    Dr. Gary Waddell
    Interim Superintendent

    Jean Burrell
    Assistant to the Superintendent
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