The Board of Education of the Los Alamitos Unified School District is in the process of conducting a Superintendent Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Drs. Dennis Smith and David Verdugo of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process. Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.
STAKEHOLDER INPUT SCHEDULE: Drs. Dennis Smith and David Verdugo will be meeting with specific groups, such as certificated staff, classified staff, executive boards, negotiations teams, principals, service clubs, parent and community committees, etc. to gather valuable input. Please CLICK HERE for the complete Stakeholder Input Schedule.
OPEN FORUM: The Board of Education is requesting community input in the search for the next Superintendent. An open meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in the Los Alamitos USD Board Room, located at 10293 Bloomfield St. Los Alamitos, CA 90720.
ONLINE SURVEY: An online survey has been developed to collect input from all stakeholders about the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent. All input goes directly to Leadership Associates. The results will be shared with the Board of Education. The online survey is now closed.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: CLICK HERE for the Executive Summary of the input received from key stakeholders.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: CLICK HERE for the Special Board Meeting - January 23, 2019 - Online Survey, Staff and Community Input Results presented by Leadership Associates.
JOB POSTING: Please CLICK HERE for more information. ____________________________ ______ Opening Date: December 13, 2018 ______________________________________ ______________ Closing Date: February 19, 2019 ________________________________________ ____________ Interview Date: February 28, 2019 _______________________________________ ________________ New Superintendent Begins: April 1, 2019 (or as mutually agreed)
Message from Superintendent, Dr. Sherry Kropp
Hello, Los Alamitos Unified Staff, Families, and Community Members,
It is with bittersweet emotion that I let you know that I plan to retire in April 2019. I have been blessed to work in education for over 40 years (34 in Los Al) and to be the Superintendent for the last eight years. Getting to do this work in Los Al with all of you and our spectacular students, families, teachers, administrators, and support staff has been a dream come true. I love all things Los Al and consider it a privilege to have been even a small part of some amazing work. Your support for children and our schools will continue to inspire me - even in retirement.
I'm making the announcement early so that the Board of Education has ample time to select the next Superintendent. I have had the honor of working for an amazing Board of Education - a Board that believes in the power of education and unlimited possibilities for young people, always puts kids first, and who prioritizes the dreams our families have for their children. In January, the Board of Education will be soliciting input from all stakeholders regarding the next Superintendent, and I have no doubt that they will hire someone fantastic.
Los Alamitos Unified School District is amazing and will continue to thrive. It's our students, our staff, our families, our community, our passion, our culture, our drive for excellence, our relationships, our commitment to children, and the list goes on.... that make Los Alamitos Unified a great place to live, work, and go to school.
Mostly, thank you for the opportunities of a life-time, for the friendships, and for the cherished memories. It has been my honor to work with you.
Sherry Kropp, Ed.D., Superintendent
Los Alamitos Unified School District