2023 SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
Closes on November 1st, 2023
- SEARCH PROCESS
At a special meeting on September 19, 2023, the Board of Education and Leadership Associates established a formal timeline for the superintendent search, as outlined below. This page will continue to update as the components and materials for the search are developed.
- August 24, 2023: Board of Education identifies firms to request search proposals
- September 14, 2023: Special Meeting of the Board of Education to review presentations from search firms
- September 19, 2023: Special Meeting of the Board of Education with chosen search firm, Leadership Associates, to begin the search process
- September 26, 2023: Regular Meeting of the Board of Education to ratify contract with Leadership Associates
Please feel free to share your thoughts with the CCUSD School Board regarding the current search for a permanent superintendent HERE.
- PREVIOUS NEWS & UPDATES
August 19, 2023: CCUSD Names Interim Superintendent
In closed session this morning, the Board of Education unanimously agreed to the appointment of an Interim Superintendent.
The Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Keller has accepted the position of Interim Superintendent of Culver City Unified School District, effective August 20, 2023. Dr. Keller brings to this position more than 36 years of experience in public education, most recently serving as the Superintendent of Schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District for more than 16 years, where he retired on January 1, 2023. His career began in the classroom as a middle school teacher and he has served as an elementary and secondary administrator, Director, and Assistant Superintendent. We believe this breadth of experience represents the skills, talent, and sensitivity needed to see our organization through this leadership transition.
The CCUSD Board of Education will begin a national search for a new superintendent immediately. As in past searches, we will request the community’s participation in the search process by asking for your input regarding experience, characteristics and qualifications for CCUSD’s next superintendent. We will keep you apprised of the process and progress.
Dr. Keller will begin meeting with employees on Monday, August 21, 2023. We are confident that when you meet Dr. Keller, you will share our optimism and hope for the launch of a terrific school year.
We also want to take a moment to thank the many dedicated professionals and support service providers who work together day after day across our campuses and throughout our classrooms to create wonderful learning environments and provide all students an excellent education. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Wednesday, August 23.
August 15, 2023: Important Message from CCUSD Board of Education
Dear CCUSD Community,
The CCUSD Board of Education and CCUSD Superintendent Quoc Tran have agreed to a separation resulting in the Superintendent’s departure from the district, effective today, August 15, 2023. The Board of Education is grateful to Mr. Tran for his leadership over the past two years, including his oversight during the challenging times of COVID, online learning, and return to in-person instruction.
Immediate Next Steps
Current CCUSD Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Angela Baxter will step up to serve as Acting Superintendent until we are able to appoint an Interim. Please joining us in thanking her for supporting our district at this time. The Board will then be meeting interim candidates at a special meeting of the Board of Education this Thursday, August 17, 2023. We look forward to introducing our interim superintendent to employees and the school community by the end of the week.
Please be assured that the Board of Education takes seriously its responsibility to conduct a thorough search for our next long-term leader, including ample opportunities for school community participation and input. We will keep you apprised of the process and progress.
CCUSD is full of extraordinary individuals who we are confident will ensure a smooth opening to school and continued focus on the needs and well-being of our students. Thank you for your continued commitment to and support of CCUSD.
CCUSD Board of Education
Paula Amezola, President
Dr. Kelly Kent, Vice President
Triston Ezidore, Clerk
Stephanie Loredo, Parliamentarian
Brian Guerrero, Member