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Administrative turnover comes into view at Pleasanton Unified

Original post made on Jun 30, 2022

The Pleasanton Unified School District is undergoing several changes in its upper administration at the district office before the new school year starts.

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Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:47 pm

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All men.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 1, 2022 at 8:54 am

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I'm appalled at Frustrated Voters response......especially in a time where self identity is defining itself beyond 2 genders......i.e. you can't have it both ways where gender matters when you don't like it, and then gender doesn't matter because its not the determinant of self-identification.

Personally - from the picture, buddy seems to identify as a mob boss more than a representative of a teaching population......but then again....unions are historically corrupt with ties to organized crime.

But I'll save my judgement based on his performance in the role, as we all should, before we cast judgement on appearance. Personally I think Dr Woodward failed our students and I don't think that failure is a function of her gender identity so I'm neither disappointed or excited about the fact her replacement is male.

Posted by Get the Facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm

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Galletti is moving to another position in the district office, I'm not sure if it's a promotion or a lateral move, but last I checked she is a woman.

Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
a resident of another community
on Jul 4, 2022 at 12:18 am

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At the risk of getting pulled into a comment thread that may already be devolving, I'll just point out that Nimarta Grewal, the new HR director, is a woman as well.

Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2022 at 10:30 am

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Pardon me! Yes, several senior management positions are occupied by women but they already are within PUSD’s employ. I was referring to all the new hires who are in fact men. I surely hope they are the best persons for these jobs but the optics are not representative of the city, students, staff.

Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 5, 2022 at 12:08 pm

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Where the new hires born as male or do they simply identify as male?

Posted by Don Alum
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 6, 2022 at 9:28 am

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Although the entire executive cabinet board is comprised of men, I’m more concerned with the fact that all assistant superintendents hail from average or below average school districts (Riverside, San Lorenzo, Modesto, Menlo Park). There are others (including women) with experience in high performing school districts at the director level, but they won’t be in those cabinet level meetings. They’ll be asked to enforce directives- not create. This is a concern.

We need proven leaders with experience in high performing schools. We need leaders who build collaborative communities, cultivate leadership skills, have a vision, are passionate about our schools and lead by example. Leaders should visit each school at least twice a year- not just their favorite school. (Yes, many leaders never visit our schools!) We need leaders who want to get to know our school communities - sit in on a science lesson, join a group game at recess, visit a book fair, attend a dance etc.

What I’m really concerned about is the number of teachers leaving the district. This is going to be a crisis very shortly. There are not enough subs currently and teachers/principals are being pulled to cover others’ classrooms. Several people who applied to sub in our district were told that they weren’t needed. People with necessary credentials to sub should not be turned away unless there is a valid concern. The HR department needs to do a much better job of hiring substitutes.

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