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Message from the Superintendent

Welcome from the Superintendent to the 2024-2025 School Year


Dear Families, Students and Community Members,

Superintendent Randall Booker headshot

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.

Sincerely,

Randall Booker
Superintendent


About Superintendent Booker

On May 19, 2022, the SMUHSD Board appointed Randall Booker to be its next superintendent beginning with the 2022-23 school year, 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.