Meet-and-greet opportunities for students, parents, staff and the school community with Garcia will be scheduled before the start of the next school year.

Dr. Carmen Garcia

Press Release from Lanae Bays, MHUSD communications coordinator

The Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carmen García as the district’s next Superintendent, effective July 1, 2021.

Following a competitive nationwide search and selection process, the board unanimously voted for García to serve as its next Superintendent of schools. Board President Wendy Sullivan said, “After a diligent and thorough four-month process, we are proud to welcome Dr. García to Morgan Hill Unified.”

As a team-oriented leader with a wealth of teaching and leadership experiences, she has a strong vision for what our district can look like in the coming years and fervently believes that ALL students can achieve. Her data-driven and student-centered focus will help us make even greater gains in terms of equity and overall student achievement. Dr. García is passionate about ensuring a quality public education for all students — a key to transforming student lives. She is bilingual, bicultural and over the course of 22 years in public education has served as a teacher, middle and high school administrator, researcher, central office administrator, and superintendent.

“My life is proof that education is the world’s greatest equalizer that opens many doors to a better quality of life,” García said. “I was born to immigrant parents who instilled in their 10 children the desire to work hard in order to reap rewards. These life and educational experiences inform my vision and belief system for excellence in teaching, leading and learning in order to empower those closest to our students — our teachers, staff members, classified personnel, administrators, parents and community — so that together we can effectively ensure an educational system that meets the needs of all of our students.”

Dr. García is married and has three children who attend Spanish/English dual immersion schools.

The board would like to thank district staff, students, parents, and community members for providing valuable input through focus groups and surveys that culminated in a profile of the desired leadership characteristics and skills for the next Superintendent. The school board reviewed applications, supporting documentation, and conducted extensive interviews, background and reference checks during the hiring process. A special note of appreciation to leaders in our school community for participating in the interview process as advisory panel members and sharing their important feedback.

Dr. García is eager to engage with all members of the community. Meet-and-greet opportunities for students, parents, staff and the school community will be scheduled before the start of the next school year.

Lanae Bays is the communications coordinator for Morgan Hill Unified School District. Her email is [email protected]


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