On Sept. 27, the Board of Education announced that current Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Programs Melissa Bassanelli has been selected as San Juan Unified’s next superintendent of schools. She will assume the role starting Jan. 1, 2023. Find details and updates on the Superintendent Selection page. Superintendent Kern informed the board in early August that he would retire by the end of the 2022-23 school year.
Kent Kern, San Juan Unified Superintendent of SchoolsSuperintendent Kern has spent his professional career in San Juan Unified. Advancing as a teacher through the administrative ranks, he became the district’s tenth superintendent of schools by a unanimous vote of the Board of Education on March 25, 2014.As superintendent, he has worked to increase voice in the decision-making process, expanded support services to students, built constructive relationships with employee groups and helped launch a $1 billion facilities campaign supported by community-approved bond funds.