The Board of Trustees of the Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) has initiated the process of hiring the distrct's next superintendent to ensure a smooth transition of leadership takes place prior to the retirement of Dr. Cora.  Details of the search process will be provided to district stakeholders on this webpage. 



    The Board of Trustees has retiand the Services of Mr. Ben Johnson  and Dr. Darryl Adams of McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to conduct a confidental search to recruit the most highly qualified candidate to serve as the next superintendent for the Santa Paula Unified School District.   McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for boards of education since 1991. McPherson and Jacobson has placed over 750 superintendents and other officials in public and non-profit organizations across the United States. McPherson & Jacobson is one of the leading national superintendent search firms.

    Services Agreement - McPherson and Jacobson, LLC

    Selection Time Line

    Announcement of Vacancy


    The Santa Paula Unified School District sought staff and community input in its search for a new superintendent. This survey was designed to gather perceptions about the state of the district along with the experiences and characteristics believed are important for the incoming superintendent to possess. 

     Stakeholder Survey Results