Dr. Mike Grove was selected as the new District Superintendent, effective September 1, 2018. Dr. M. Grove Prior to joining LGSUHSD, he had been serving as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services in San Deiguito School District.  In that role, Mike led a smooth transition to the new state standards, enhanced student achievement and increased options for students through ongoing, transparent communication with families and staff and systematic, coherent professional development.  He effectively worked with feeder middle schools to ensure meaningful articulation so that students entering high school are positioned to succeed.  As part of their district’s leadership team, he navigated economic challenges while maintaining high quality services and programs for students.  He had been integral to ensuring that San Dieguito’s $449 million bond program provided facilities that met the evolving needs of students and teachers in a 21st century learning environment.  

Prior to serving as Associate Superintendent, Dr. Grove had been the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, a high school and middle school principal, assistant principal, English teacher and Speech and Debate Coach.  He also served as an adjunct professor at CSU San Marcos, where he was able to revisit his love of being in the classroom and 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 San Diego Teacher Recognition Program, and Speech and Debate Coach of the Year in San Diego.  He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from UC Irvine/UCLA (joint program), a M.Ed. from UC San Diego and a B.A. in English from CSU Chico.