Brian Safine - New Director, Human Resources

Brian Safine Named Director of HR, LGSUHSD

Mr. Brian Safine has been selected as the new Director, Human Resources for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District.  Brian has been with the district, at Saratoga High, since 2003 - he has served as a Guidance Counselor, Department Chair and Assistant Principal.  In these roles, he has played a key role in school governance, instructional leadership, student support, and community outreach. As a member of the Saratoga High School administration, he has already experienced many facets of Human Resources, including hiring, on-boarding, key trainings, discipline investigations, evaluation and mentoring.  His commitment to wellness on our campuses is demonstrated by his leadership in various initiatives, including Passageworks (Engaged Teaching and Learning), Challenge Success, QPR (Question Persuade Respond), as well as the early District Diversity Task Force.

Prior to joining LGSUHSD, Brian taught Social Studies, Literature and Language Arts at Redwood Middle School for eight years, serving as an interdisciplinary team coordinator and again teacher mentor.   He holds a BA in History from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Education Administration and Supervision from San Jose State. He earned his Single Subject Credential in Social Studies from Cal State East Bay and his Administrative Services Credential and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from San Jose State.

Brian will be stepping into the position as of January 5, 2020, however will continue to support SHS with site administrative work through the transition.  Brian brings a depth of knowledge, commitment to staff and students and an unparalled work ethic to his new role. He will be working with the current Director, Annette Grasty, this week to ensure a smooth transition both in Human Resources and at the school site, as we work to replace him.

Please join me in welcoming Brian to the District Office.  While he will be missed at Saratoga High, the opportunity to have him contribute district-wide made this choice a natural one.  Brian Safine has been and will continue to be a valued, inspiring leader in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District.   


Michael Grove, Ed.D.