Hi Pasadena Unified School District Subscriber,
Dear PUSD Community,
It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I have been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
It has been an honor to work with the students, educators, community members and families of Pasadena Unified during the last three years. I will take many fond memories to my new endeavor.
I am grateful for the support that the educational institutions, business organizations, and community partners have given our students and employees to help position our schools for success in the 21st century. I would like to thank the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Educational Foundation for not only their support, but for the work they do to help our students succeed.
PUSD has made substantial progress over the past few years: the district's visionary Strategic Plan has been put into operation; we have formalized a collaborative work plan with the City of Pasadena and the community that links our mutual resources to benefit children and families; our schools and classrooms are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards; and our district now offers excellent competitive academic options for all students at every grade level. I know you all will build on this momentum after my departure.
My expected start date at Santa Clara is August 1.
I will always remember your support and your commitment to doing what's best for children. I wish you the best.
Jon R. Gundry