Dear Members of the Los Gatos - Saratoga Union High School District Community, Mike Grove

I am both humbled and thrilled to become the next Superintendent in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District and I look forward to leading our district in service of our students. While my official start date is September 1st, I will be in the district and on school sites multiple times in the coming weeks and I look forward to meeting you at events on our campuses. Until then, I want to introduce myself briefly.

I come to LGSUHSD after spending my entire 28 year career in the San Dieguito Union High School District as a high school English and Speech and Debate teacher, middle and high school assistant principal, middle and high school school principal, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and, most recently, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services. The San Dieguito district serves more than 13,000 students in 10 schools (grades 7-12) across multiple coastal communities in the north part of San Diego County and the demographics and educational priorities of these communities are very similar to those in LGSUHSD.

I earned a B.A. in English from CSU, Chico, my teaching credential and Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and my Doctorate in Educational Administration through a joint program at UCLA and UC Irvine. I come from a family of teachers and chose education as my profession because, at my core, I love working with young people and I believe education to be an incredible opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people and benefit our communities. I bring these core values to my work everyday.

I’ve long been familiar with Los Gatos-Saratoga as a similar and stellar district and, as a Speech & Debate coach, my students often competed against students from LGSUHSD. I look forward to serving our community and to working with you to both continue and improve upon the tradition of excellence in LGSUHSD.

In appreciation, Mike