(SAN BRUNO, CA)-The San Bruno Park School District voted 4-1 Wednesday night to appoint a veteran California educator and former superintendent, Dr. Michael Millliken, as its interim superintendent.
Milliken has over 25 years of experience as an educator, teaching English in Indonesia andserving as an elementary and middle school teacher, principal, and superintendent. He led the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District as its superintendent from 2013 – 2020. Under his leadership, six of the District's seven schools earned state or national awards, such as the California Distinguished School, California Model Programs and Practices, and the National Blue Ribbon School. Multiple schools were also recognized for achieving more equitable outcomes for all students.
Milliken has served as a leadership consultant for the San Mateo County Office of Education since August 2020 and has extensive experience mentoring site and district leaders.
He will assume his duties effective January 1 and will serve through June 10, 2022. Leading up to January 1, he will work with the current superintendent, Jose Espinoza, to ensure a smooth transition.
"I am very excited to serve as interim superintendent in the San Bruno Park School District, and I thank the Board of Trustees for this opportunity," said Milliken. "I appreciate the challenging circumstances that our students, staff, and parents are working under, and I am eager to meet staff and community members and start offering my support."
"We are pleased to work with Dr. Milliken in leading the District while we continue the search for a permanent superintendent," said Andrew Mason, President of the Board of Trustees. "We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Milliken and our district stakeholders to ensure continued support for our community, prioritizing student safety, wellness, and learning."
Milliken earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Stanford University and studied in the Prospective Principals Program while earning his master's degree. He received his doctorate in Administration in Policy Analysis from Stanford. He has also served on the board of directors for the Los Altos Educational Foundation and the Children's Center of the Stanford Community.
Milliken grew up in San Diego and met his wife Anne while studying at Stanford. The couple lives in Los Altos and has two daughters in college.
About the San Bruno Park School District
Established in 1907, the San Bruno Park School District (SBPSD) serves approximately 2,500 students in five elementary schools and one intermediate school in a community known for its rich cultural and socioeconomic diversity. The District is the recipient of numerous honors and awards of distinction, along with significant grant funding to support its innovative educational programs and initiatives. Transformation of SBPSD schools is guided by its Portrait of the Graduate, an initiative funded by Google, which articulates the community's aspirations for all students to have an educational experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and positive contributors to society
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