Longtime SUSD Administrator Julie Penn will lead the district this year as Interim Superintendent of Schools as the Board of Education begins a professional search for retiring Superintendent Steve Lowder.
Ms Penn joined SUSD 23 years ago as a counselor and has served in a number of capacities, including administrator of Child Welfare and Attendance, Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Her Student Services team is largely responsible for the plummeting truancy and drop-out rates in the district, as SUSD moved to more progressive, positive-results discipline and improved student engagement.
Ms Penn oversaw successful emergency response team operations at the schools and the expansion of counseling and tutoring this year and has been part of the Superintendent’s Cabinet. “I am honored to take the lead this year,” Ms Penn said. “I believe our best work is ahead of us and, as our graduation rates soar and drop-out rates drop, I look forward to a year of accomplishment for our students and staff.”
We have given our district website a new, updated look that is compatible to modern internet browsers and responsive to all mobile devices.The changes reflect our focus on our parents and students. More importantly, it will be much cleaner and clearer for our staff and families to navigate. However, we know this is a change for our users and we ask for your patience as you are getting used to the new site. Visit the site a few times and see if you think it is more welcoming and easier to use.
View the images below to get acquainted with the new layout.