The Board of Education of the San Marino Unified School District seeks an exceptional and collegial leader. The Board has the expectation of a long-term appointment with a leader who can maintain and build on the District’s strengths and potential as their next
San Marino Unified School District (the District) serves the city of San Marino, a small suburban residential community northeast of Los Angeles. The internationally renowned Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens are located in the city, and Caltech is nearby in the city of Pasadena. The District benefits from partnerships with both institutions. The District operates two elementary schools (K.L. Carver Elementary School and W.L. Valentine Elementary School), one middle school (H.E. Huntington Middle School), and one comprehensive high school (San Marino High School). There are approximately 2,900 students enrolled in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. The District is locally, nationally, and globally recognized as a leader in academics, arts, and athletics.
The District works closely with the San Marino community to build capacity, opportunity, and improvement so that students reach their full potential. Parents and community members contribute generously to the District through the educational foundation, PTA’s, and other organizations. The entire community supports the District through two parcel taxes.
San Marino is a diverse community. More than 18 ethnicities are represented among students, the largest of these being Chinese.
The District’s record of extraordinary academic achievement can be seen by many indicators, including:
The District serves its diverse community through multiple programs and innovative opportunities for student learning. The District’s goals are to be on the leading edge of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics, to maintain long-term fiscal health, to thoroughly integrate technology, and to improve and enhance communication strategies.
Board members, parents, certificated and classified staff, students, and community members participated in a process to identify the strengths and needs/critical issues of the San Marino Unified School District, and the characteristics desired in their new Superintendent. The process was organized and facilitated by members of The Cosca Group. Stakeholders participated in this process through in-person and video-conference meetings, phone calls, and an online survey. The Board of Trustees prioritized those elements as follows:
Strengths of the District
Greatest Needs/Critical Issues Facing the District
Desired Characteristics of the New Superintendent
Mr. Joel Shapiro and Dr. Jan Britz of The Cosca Group (TCG) have been retained by the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education for the search, recruitment, screening, and selection process for the new Superintendent of Schools.
Interested applicants must submit all of the following to be received by The Cosca Group on or before April 26, 2022.
During the screening process, reference checks will be made with those familiar with candidates’ professional performance. Board members may visit the district and community of the final candidate.
The successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contract with a competitive and negotiable salary based on qualifications and experience.
For additional information, please contact:
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Nam Jack, President
Jane Chon, Vice-President
C. Joseph Chang, Clerk
Michael Killackey, Member
Shelley Ryan, Member