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Murry schekman, interim SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Murry schekman, interim SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Dear Families and Community,
Murry Schekman
I wish to take this opportunity to introduce myself to our Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) Educational Community. My name is Murry Schekman and I’m honored
 to serve as Interim Superintendent. I will be in this position as the district pursues a search for the permanent superintendent.
I began as a teacher at Watsonville High School way back when! I was an assistant principal at EA Hall and Watsonville High and served as the principal of each of the schools at one point. I had the privilege of opening a new high school, Everett Alvarez High School in Salinas, which just graduated its 25th class! I served as the Assistant Superintendent in charge of Secondary Ed here at PVUSD and left in 2015 to begin teaching full time in the San Jose State University Counselor Ed Department. Eight years later this opportunity to come back and lead my community’s district was compelling!
My three kids all went through the PVUSD graduating from WHS. Some of you already know me for I may have been your Assistant Principal or Principal at EA Hall and/or Watsonville High School. Indeed, some of you were in my office as students and now you are parents with a family! This is our home and I’m excited to serve again in the PVUSD. 
As the Interim Superintendent of our school district. I want to express my deep commitment to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment for all our students.  I would like to recognize the exceptional work done by our dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators who have worked diligently to get us through the pandemic to this point today.
During my tenure as Interim Superintendent, my primary focus will be on fostering collaboration, communication, and transparency within our community. It is essential that we continue to build upon the strong partnerships between our schools, families, and the wider community to ensure the best possible educational experience for our students. But I ask that parents play some sort of leadership role at the school site or in our district. It could be in a classroom, on your School Site Council or supporting extracurricular activities at the school. There are many opportunities.
I hope to focus on student achievement. Career Technical Education is also an important part of my agenda as well as our district’s budget. The district has been an innovative leader in many ways in our county and our state. I am committed to providing a well-rounded education that not only equips our students with academic knowledge but also nurtures their critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
I am eager to hear from each and every one of you - students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Your feedback, ideas, and concerns are invaluable as we shape the future of our district together. I encourage you to reach out to me with your thoughts and suggestions.
Thank you for your warm welcome, and I look forward to serving our community as the Interim Superintendent.
Murry Schekman
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
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Andrea Carlos Willy - Impact and Resource Development Officer,, 786-2323
Eva Renteria - Executive Assistant,, 786-2135
Alicia G. Jiménez - Public Information Officer,, 786-2114