We are a student-oriented district where children come first and where students always remain at the heart of our commitment. Thanks to the efforts of our talented and dedicated staff, strong support from our Board of Education, involved parents and a community that values education, our students benefit from a rich and varied curriculum.
As we pursue our Strategic Plan
to provide a first-class educational program for all our students, our ongoing commitment is to improve student achievement and to support all areas of student development.
Third Annual EdTech Team California Summit Featuring Google for Education Hosted by Gunn High School
On July 19-20, 2014, over 1,200 administrators and teachers from all
over the world will be
converging at Gunn High School in Palo Alto to learn from Google
Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers,
practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and
representatives from the Google education teams on the newest ways to
engage K-12 students in learning and integrating technology. Teachers
sharing with one another meaningful and practical ways to utilize a wide
array of Google Apps and other online tools will fill the weekend of
this sold out conference, the flagship summit for the EdTech Team’s
District Announces Two New Assistant Principals for Gunn High School
Superintendent Kevin Skelly is pleased to announce he will recommend to
the Board of Education the appointment of Heather Clary-Wheeler and
James Lubbe as Assistant Principals at Gunn High School. The
recommendation will be presented at the June 17, 2014, Board meeting.
Ms. Clary-Wheeler and Mr. Lubbe replace Ms.Trinity Klein and Ms. Kim
Project SEARCH Graduation Celebrates Successful Students and Partnership
Wednesday, June 18, will mark the commencement ceremony for nine
graduates who are completing Project SEARCH, a unique, business-led,
one-year, school-to-work program focused on building high level work
skills for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Four of the nine graduates already have jobs upon graduating and one of
them has been hired by the Stanford
Hospital and Clinics, a first for the program. This effective program
has a 77% employment rate which outshines the 17% employment rate for
individuals with disabilities who do not have the
opportunity to attend a program like Project Search.
District Announces New Director of Elementary Education
Dr. Kevin Skelly, Superintendent, is pleased to announce he will
recommend the appointment of Mrs. Barbara Harris as Director of
Elementary Education. The recommendation will be presented to the Board
of Education at the June 17, 2014, regular meeting. Mrs. Harris
replaces Ms. Kathleen Meagher who recently announced she will be leaving
the district after accepting the position of Director of Secondary
Education at the Arlington Public School District in Arlington,
Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee Chosen as Finalist for Superintendent
The Palo Alto Unified School District’s Board of Education is pleased to
announce the selection of Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee as the finalist for
Superintendent. Dr. McGee is a proven leader, innovator, and passionate
advocate for developing the abilities of every child. A validation team
comprised of Board and community leaders traveled to Chicago on
Thursday, May 22, to
complete the final due diligence step in the search process. The
appointment will be presented at the June 3, Board of Education
meeting. Dr. McGee will succeed Dr. Kevin Skelly who has served
as Superintendent since 2007.
PAUSD Announces New Principal at Gunn High School
Superintendent Kevin Skelly is pleased to announce to the Board of
Education that he will recommend the appointment of Dr. Denise Herrmann
as Principal at Gunn High School. The recommendation will be presented
at the May 20, 2014, Board of Education meeting. Dr. Herrmann
replaces Ms. Katya Villalobos who will become the Principal of the Palo
Alto Adult School.