PUSD’s Superintendent, Dr. Brian McDonald, will be spending the beginning of the school year recovering from a planned medical procedure. Therefore, the District has hired an Interim Superintendent to fill in.
Dr. David Verdugo, the former Superintendent of Paramount Unified School District and a veteran leader who has served more than 43 years in K-12 education and mentored and coached aspiring superintendents across the country, will lend his experience and expertise in guiding PUSD until McDonald returns.
“Dr. Verdugo’s leadership as interim superintendent will be invaluable as we resolve important issues facing our school district at one of the busiest times of the school year. He will support our Executive Leadership Team, which will be led by Chief Academic Officer Dr. Elizabeth Blanco.
I am so proud of our team and the thoughtful and caring way they are preparing to welcome students back to school.
My family and I truly appreciate your well wishes and kind thoughts during this time. I will see you soon!” – Brian McDonald, Superintendent.