The Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) will begin a search for a new superintendent to replace Leslie Boozer, who has resigned.
Boozer’s resignation took effect March 26. It was announced by the school board in a report after the closed session.
Since the privacy of personnel discussions is protected by state law, there was no further information from the district on the reason behind her resignation.
Boozer did not attend the March 26 meeting.
DUSD hired Boozer in July 2016. She held the job of Superintendent in Fontana in Southern California at the time. She earned a Ph.D in Education, and two other degrees from Harvard University, and a law degree from University of Cincinnati. She has taught in the classroom. She worked in large urban school districts where she handled such issues as equity in education.
Boozer co-authored the book “Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day: School Leaders Who Are Making Equity a Reality.”
A news release from the district, signed by all three trustees, stated, “We know that Dr. Boozer will continue to serve public education and student needs, and we wish her all the best in her new endeavors.”
The board plans to meet early this month to select a search firm to aid in finding candidates for the position.
The search firm should have proven experience in conducting searches, and be open to hearing comments from “members of our school community.”
Listening to the community will include hearing from both candidates for the area 4 seat on the board, which will be decided by voters in an election June 4.
The two candidates are Niranjana “Nini” Natarajan and Gabrielle Blackman. The board appointed Natarajan in December to replace Joe Giannini in Area 4. However, enough registered voters in that area signed a petition — 75 were needed, according to state education code — to nullify the appointment. Then Alameda County School Superintendent Karen Monroe called the election for June 4.
The district also will have an election Nov. 5 to determine the successor to Dan Cunningham in Area 3. He resigned with a surprise announcement at the board’s Feb. 26 meeting, making it effective for March 5. He cited the desire to spend more time with his family and his small business.
Matt Campbell, the DUSD Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, will fill in as interim superintendent.
Campbell was hired in January from the Fremont Unified School District, where he worked as the Director of Support Services.
Campbell taught at Amador Valley High School, served in other posts in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, and started his teaching career at Dublin High School. He served on the Pleasanton City Council from 2000-2004.