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Dr. Dave Marken Returns to Dublin as Interim Superintendent

Dave Marken

To The Dublin Unified School District Community:

I am delighted to share the news that Dr. Dave Marken has agreed to serve as the Interim Superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District over the next few months as the Board of Trustees conducts a search for the District’s new leader. He will join the District team on April 15th.

Many members of our school community remember Dr. Marken as he worked in our District for 13 years, serving as an Assistant Principal and Principal at Dublin High, a Sr. Director of Secondary Education and Student Services, and then as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Human Resources. Dave then accepted a role as Superintendent of Schools at Newark Unified, where he retired after serving in that position for 5 years.

Dr. Marken has deep roots in Dublin and his connection to our school community will help us begin the process of rebuilding while continuing the commitment to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. His work ethic, experience, energy, compassion, and integrity will guide us through this difficult time and set the stage for our future Superintendent to take the reins. The board is excited to welcome him back and confident that we are in great hands.

We are grateful to Dr. Matthew Campbell, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, for continuing to serve as our Acting Superintendent. Dr. Campbell stepped up with energy and commitment to provide leadership immediately following the announcement of Dr. Boozer’s departure and during this period of leadership transition.

Dr. Marken will be in the District Monday through Thursday and will work closely with the entire District leadership team to ensure a seamless transition and smooth operations. On Fridays, Dr. Campbell will be at the helm. This schedule is due to laws that strictly prescribe the number of hours that retired public education employees can work before compromising their pension.

We will keep you apprised of our plan to search for a new leader. We will be discussing Superintendent search firms at our Board meeting on April 23rd, which will officially begin our search process.


Amy Miller

President, Board of Trustees

Dublin Unified School District