Message from the Superintendent
Dear Families, Students and Community Members,
I am honored to join the SMUHSD community of learners, educators and families. I am looking forward to continuing to grow a community of collaborative partners and a joint commitment to supporting all students who will think critically, partner collaboratively, express creatively and communicate compassionately for the benefit of all. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism against a backdrop of challenging times across our country. I am committed to leading SMUHSD in our shared goal of providing inclusive and relevant learning for all students, honoring our rich diversity of learners and educators and providing safe spaces that nurture the social/emotional health of all.
About Superintendent Booker
On May 19, 2022, the SMUHSD Board appointed Randall Booker to be its next superintendent starting July 1, 2022, replacing retiring Superintendent Kevin Skelly. Prior to joining SMUHSD, Mr. Booker served as superintendent in the Piedmont Unified School District in Alameda County for seven years. Overall he has more than 25 years experience in education as a teacher at Albany and Cardinal Newman High Schools; assistant principal at Albany and Piedmont High Schools; principal at Piedmont High; and assistant superintendent at Piedmont Unified. He grew up in Burlingame and attended Lincoln Elementary, Burlingame Intermediate, and Burlingame High School. After completing the 9th grade at Burlingame High, Mr. Booker moved to Santa Rosa with his family where he attended and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School. Superintendent Booker earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Mr. Booker has led a district with high academic outcomes and also focused on the social-emotional needs of students. He established the Wellness Center at Piedmont High School and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, as well as increased counseling services for all students. Mr. Booker served as president of the North Region Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) from 2019-2022 and president of the Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective (NAAEC) from 2017-2022. During his tenure, Piedmont Unified passed two parcel taxes and facilities modernization bond measures.
SMUHSD Board President Peter Hanley commented, “We are delighted to recommend an administrator with Superintendent Booker’s breadth of experience to lead the District. He has a history as a student in our District and has shown through the years an ability to find win-win solutions to challenges. His excellent instructional leadership will be an asset for us. He is particularly sensitive to students needing to make progress and has looked for innovative approaches to improve their outcomes.”