Message from Superintendent
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Janet Schulze
September 17, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year and the first edition of our newsletter, The Pride! We will be sending out this monthly newsletter to better communicate with you about the happenings in Pittsburg Unified School District and highlight some of our work. This year I am celebrating 30 years in public education. Thirty years ago I started my career in education as a 7th grade English and Reading teacher in El Paso, Texas. I keep the below picture of my first class with me as a reminder of how fortunate I am to have found a career path I truly love. The last five years of that career path have been here in Pittsburg as your Superintendent, and I still feel that same good fortune and excitement. Together, over the last few years, we have accomplished a lot, including an increase of 20% in our graduation rates; an early literacy initiative to focus on our pre-k-3 scholars, music in every elementary school and parent and family liaisons to support our families as partners. We remain committed to the welfare of all of our students through our Safe Haven Resolution and we have restructured the way we serve and include our students with disabilities. We built a 30-classroom addition to the high school and this year we are on track to complete the new building for Parkside Elementary School and start the work for Hillview Junior High School. We have much to celebrate and much more work to accomplish. Thank you to the Community for all of your support for our Pittsburg scholars!
The excitement of a new school-year never gets old. Whether you are joining us for the first time as a family new to Pittsburg or you have children who have graduated from our high schools, I welcome you to PUSD. Please know that we are here to make sure your child has every opportunity to be her/his best. I look forward to our best school year ever!
Janet Schulze, Ed.D
Superintendent, Pittsburg Unified School District
Every Student, Every Day.
They Deserve Nothing Less Than Our Best.