DUSD Board of Trustees Approves Dr. Daniel Moirao as Acting Superintendent
Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees Approves Dr. Daniel Moirao as New Acting Superintendent
Experienced Educator and Leader to Guide District Through Start of 2020-2021 School Year as the Search for a Permanent Superintendent Begins
Dublin, CA – On July 7, 2020, the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees approved Dr. Daniel Moirao as the district’s new acting superintendent. Dr. Moirao was unanimously selected during a closed session following interviews on June 30, 2020, pending the terms of his contract approved during today’s open session meeting.
Dr. Moirao’s first day will be July 8, 2020.
Dr. Moirao’s Return to Dublin
Dublin is not new ground for Dr. Moirao. Two years ago, he served as the interim assistant superintendent of educational services for the Dublin Unified School District in the fall of 2018.
For over 30 years, Dr. Moirao has dedicated his life to the educational field. In 2008, he founded Dr. Dan Presents where he works with professionals and the communities they serve to disrupt equality to achieve equity for all students. He is a former state administrator for South Monterey County Joint Union High School District, adjunct faculty professor for the University of Southern California and St. Mary’s College of California, assistant superintendent of South Monterey County High School District, assistant superintendent of King City Joint Union High School District, and superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District. In addition, Dr. Moirao is part of the Chapter Leadership Committee for the National Speakers Association, senior consultant for eCoach, consultant for Silver, Strong & Associates, and a laughter leader for the Mission of World Laughter Tour, Inc. He holds a Doctorate of Planning, Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California.
“Dublin is one of the best school districts in the Bay Area, if not the state, and I feel honored to be asked to take on this leadership role,” said Dr. Daniel Moirao, acting superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District. “The opportunity to help this district grow is one I eagerly accept.”
“Dr. Moirao is an exceptional leader, one the board has full confidence in,” said Dan Cherrier, board president of the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees. “His decades of experience as an educator and as a person fighting for equity will be a great benefit to the district. Having recently served in a leadership role in our district and having a personal connection to our community, helps to ensure we are in good hands.”
Search For Long-Term Superintendent Continues
In April 2019, the Board selected Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA) to assist in the search for a new superintendent. HYA will continue the search process leveraging the extensive stakeholder input it has already secured. The firm presented a modified timeline during the June 25, 2019, Board of Trustees meeting with the goal of identifying and securing the next long-term leader by the spring of 2021.
“Under the best of circumstances, transitioning from one school year to the next is a challenge, but we all know these are not the best of circumstances. COVID-19 has districts across the country working at full speed on plans to open the 2020-21 school year. To do so during a leadership transition is a challenge, but I’m confident that it’s a challenge our staff, community, and students will overcome. I am here to make sure we enter the school year with the best plan possible, and we will be working as hard as possible to make that happen,” continued Dr. Moirao.
On June 23, 2020, Dr. Dave Marken announced his resignation as Superintendent during a closed session of the Board of Trustees meeting. Since April 15, 2019, Dr. Marken served as interim superintendent while the district attempted to fill the vacancy created as a result of Dr. Leslie Boozer’s departure. On June 25, 2019, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Marken to serve as superintendent through Spring 2021.
Board Vice President Megan Rouse said his, “resignation will be effective on August 22, 2020, but Dr. Marken will be taking well-deserved time off after July 1, remaining available to the district for consultation as needed. We wish Dr. Marken the best."
About the Dublin Unified School District
The Dublin Unified School District serves over 12,500 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment. The district has 12 school sites, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one K-8, and two high schools. The Dublin Unified School District mission is to educate every student to become a lifelong learner by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters collective responsibility for each student’s success. Dublin schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including Advanced Placement Honor Roll, National Blue Ribbon School, Gold Ribbon Award, Project Lead The Way Distinguished School, California School of Character, National School of Character, California Distinguished School, and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School.