New Superintendent Named

Mike Grove

The Board of Trustees of the Los Gatos–Saratoga Union High School District (LGSUHSD) is excited to announce that Dr. Michael Grove has been selected as the new District Superintendent, and will officially begin work on September 1, 2018.

Dr. Grove comes to LGSUHSD from the San Dieguito Union High School District in the north coastal area of San Diego where he most recently served as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services.  In that role, Mike led smooth transitions to the new state standards, enhanced student achievement and increased educational options for students through ongoing, transparent communication with families and staff, coherent professional learning for faculty and staff, and development of innovative programs to meet the changing needs of students. He has worked effectively with five different feeder districts to ensure meaningful articulation so that students are positioned to succeed as they transition into middle and high schools.  As part of their district’s executive leadership team, he navigated recent economic challenges while maintaining high quality services and programs for students. He has been integral to ensuring that San Dieguito’s $449 million bond program provides world class facilities to meet the evolving needs of students and teachers in a 21st century learning environment.  

Prior to serving as Associate Superintendent, Dr. Grove was the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, a high school and middle school principal, middle and high school assistant principal, and a high school English teacher and Speech and Debate teacher and coach.  He also served as an adjunct professor at CSU San Marcos, through which he was able to revisit his love of teaching as he led aspiring school administrators in the Master’s in Educational Leadership program.

Dr. Grove’s honors include recognition by ACSA (Association of California School Administrators), the UC San Diego Teacher Recognition Program, and Speech and Debate Coach of the Year in San Diego.  He holds a doctorate in Educational Administration from UCLA/UC Irvine (joint program), a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in English from CSU Chico.

Dr. Grove is known for his collaborative leadership skills, transparent communication, ability to build trust with community and employee groups, and a commitment to ensuring that ALL students are challenged and supported.  

LGSUHSD Board of Trustees President, Ms. Robin Mano notes that, “Dr. Grove was selected after an extensive search; one that was designed to ensure that we found the best possible candidate to lead our district.  As a Board, we believe we’ve achieved that objective by listening to stakeholder input and understanding the needs of our district. Mike brings a depth of knowledge, experience and insight from his 28 years in education that we are confident will serve our students and position LGSUHSD to continue to exemplify excellence in education.”

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