Loma Prieta Names a New Superintendent
Last night, the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Kevin Grier as the district's new superintendent. Dr. Grier is currently the Director of Curriculum and Special Projects in Livermore Joint Unified School District and resides in San Jose. Dr. Grier has served as Director of Human Resources in Dublin Unified School District and has been the principal of elementary, middle and intermediate schools. Kevin began his career 29 years ago as a math teacher in Claremont, Ca.
Dr. Grier has a keen depth of knowledge in curriculum and instruction and has trained district staff in equity-based decision making and leadership. Throughout the Loma Prieta interview process, Kevin emphasized the importance of clear communication and building strong relationships. The Board was impressed with Dr. Grier’s administrative experience and focus on students. They look forward to his guidance and leadership in the upcoming school year.
Following his introduction at last night’s Board Meeting, Kevin said he looks forward to visiting classrooms and getting to know the students and staff. “I am excited and humbled to be selected as the next superintendent of Loma Prieta. I can’t wait to begin getting to know each of our fabulous students, working alongside our excellent staff, and engaging our community.”
In addition to interviews with the Board of Trustees, candidates also interviewed with a Community Panel that included staff, parents and representatives of the community at-large. Dr. Grier will begin work in the district on July 1, 2021.
The selection of a new superintendent began in February 2021 following Superintendent Lisa Fraser’s announcement that she would be retiring on June 30. The candidate pool consisted of 25 candidates: 16% were superintendents; 52% were assistant superintendents or directors; 24% were principals or coordinators; and 8% were teachers. Additionally, 24% of the candidates were local and 60% held a doctorate degree.