Leadership Team

 Dr. John "JJ" Villarreal

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Dr. John "JJ" Villarreal

Superintendent

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Serves as the district’s top executive. Provides leadership, consultation, and guidance to administrative staff. Monitors and supports the District Strategic Plan regarding the call to action, beliefs, learner outcomes, and goals.

 David Carter

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David Carter

Senior Chief Financial Officer

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Oversees the district's finances, budgeting, accounting, payroll and accounts payable, facilities management, demographic planning, purchasing, facility construction and renovation, as well as manages internal operations including transportation, child nutrition, and technology services.

Dr. Mary Johnston

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Dr. Mary Johnston

Chief Academic Officer - Elementary

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Responsible for monitoring and supporting campus operations at all elementary schools to ensure that academic standards are met. Implements the district’s guaranteed and viable curriculum with fidelity. Ensures that effective academic programs are in place to meet individual campus needs. Manages campus principals, staffing, and personnel in day-to-day operations. Oversees all aspects of Special Programs.

Dr. Amy Anderson

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Dr. Amy Anderson

Chief Academic Officer - Secondary

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Responsible for monitoring and supporting campus operations at all secondary schools to ensure that academic standards are met. Implements the district’s guaranteed and viable curriculum with fidelity. Ensures that effective academic programs are in place to meet individual campus needs. Manages campus principals, staffing, and personnel in day-to-day operations. Oversees district’s after-school program.

 Renae Murphy

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Renae Murphy

Chief Communications Officer

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Administers internal and external communications, serves as liaison with community entities, supervises district response to Public Information Requests, media relations, special events, district website, district social media, and the sports marketing program.

 Dr. Amy Ellis

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Dr. Amy Ellis

Chief Curriculum & Instruction Officer

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Oversees the curriculum coordinators and instructional coaches grades K-12 to ensure a viable curriculum in support of students and teachers. Administers the instructional programs of the district, including gifted & talented, accountability and assessment, bilingual education, and early childhood education.

 Mark Speck

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Mark Speck

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Supervises human resources, which includes employee recruitment and retention; compensation and employee records; and benefits and risk management responsibilities. 

Dr. Tom Maglisceau

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Dr. Tom Maglisceau

Chief Student Services Officer

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Responsible for supporting campus administration in safety/security, civility and school culture for staff, students, and parents at all elementary and secondary campuses. Supervises the district-wide counseling program and health services while also leading truancy prevention, school resource officers, grievances, and district policies.  Directs and supports AVID implementation on secondary campuses.