PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry Announces Departure


Board of Education Scheduled to Discuss Appointment of Interim Thursday

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that he has been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Gundry was appointed superintendent of PUSD in July 2011.

“It has been an honor to work with the students, educators, community members and families of Pasadena Unified,” said Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “The district is well-positioned to continue raising student achievement and preparing students for success in the 21st century.”

With an emphasis on 21st century learning, Gundry led the implementation of the district’s Strategic Plan and Common Core State Standards. Under his leadership, the district entered into a partnership with the City of Pasadena as part of the School, City and Community Work Plan and won a multi-million dollar federal grant to create magnet schools in the district’s historically underserved neighborhoods.

“Jon is a fine educator whose expertise as an educational leader has had a positive impact on our students, teachers and schools,” said Board of Education President Scott Phelps. “The Board wishes Jon well in his future endeavors. Parents and community partners can be assured that, regardless of the change in leadership, our students will continue to learn and thrive in PUSD schools.”

The exact date of Gundry’s resignation has not been set. The Board will discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent during a closed session special board meeting to be held on Thursday, June 26.

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), located in San Jose, California, is a regional service agency that provides instructional and business services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County.

June 26, 2014

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