Millbrae Elementary School District
The Millbrae Elementary School District School Board is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for the District’s next Superintendent. Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process.
Updates will be provided on this webpage throughout this process.
Millbrae Elementary School District
Búsqueda de Superintendente
La Junta De Educación de nuestro distrito escolar está en el proceso de conducir una búsqueda ejecutiva para nuestro/a siguente Superintendente. La agencia de búsqueda Leadership Associates, (Asociados de Liderazgo), ha sido seleccionada para asistir en este importante proceso.
Anuncios tocante a esta búsqueda se publicarán en esta página. Favor de regresar para recibir más información tocante a este proceso de gran importancia.
Good afternoon Millbrae families and team,
Welcome Back to the 2023-2024 school year! It has been wonderful to visit our school sites and see and hear our halls filled with our children – the very best part of Millbrae! Our Millbrae team is back like never before, energized, revitalized and jumping in to assist one another in the spirit of teamwork and collaboration.
I am certain you are aware of the extreme hiring shortage in the field of education, and Millbrae is not immune from this challenge. While we continue to have open positions across our district I can assure you we are doing everything possible to recruit fully qualified candidates for each of our openings.
One of the greatest honors of my life has been the opportunity to serve as a Superintendent in our beautiful state for over seven years. My three years in Millbrae have been immensely valuable, and it is here I have served some of the most talented teams, kind and intelligent children, and a committed and resourceful community. After thoughtful consideration, my family and I have made the decision that I will retire from the Superintendency beginning October of this year. I am grateful to our Board of Trustees for the trust they placed in me over three years ago to lead our district. I am thankful to our Cabinet team – they are truly the best I have ever had the honor of working alongside. Our principals are second to none and our teachers and classified team our top-notch professionals and people. I would like to thank our union partners for your willingness and desire to lean-in for the children of Millbrae - your collaboration, discussions and humor will be missed. Thank you to MEF for your unyielding love for Millbrae – you are evidence of what kindness, willingness and vision can do for an organization. To our PTA/PTOs – thank you for your deep care and concern for your schools and for the beautiful people inside each of them.
During the time in which our Board of Trustees conducts a search for a new Superintendent, I am pleased to share with you that Dr. Kevin Skelly will serve as Interim Superintendent beginning October 2, 2023.
Kevin Skelly retired as Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District in June, 2022 after serving in that role for seven years. Prior to that, he was Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, a post he held from July, 2007 to June, 2014. He came to Palo Alto after serving as an Associate Superintendent of Learning Support Services for the Poway Unified School District, a district of 35,000 students in San Diego County. Prior to Poway, Skelly served eleven years as the Principal of Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA. His passion for education and children began with his work after college with talented students from low-income neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., and shoe-shine boys in Quito, Ecuador. Skelly received his BA in Economics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Education Management and Policy from UC, Berkeley. He and his wife Carrie live in San Mateo and have four grown children and four grandchildren.
I am confident you will join me in welcoming Kevin to Millbrae - his experience and expertise will be felt greatly during this time of transition.
Thank you, Millbrae, for allowing me to serve in this beautiful community.
Join our team!
Thank you for your interest in joining the MESD family. We are proud that our vision and guiding principles allow us to attract and retain talented staff. With outstanding support coupled with a positive and safe learning environment, WE ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY!
The city of Millbrae is a small suburban community situated in northern San Mateo County overlooking the San Francisco International Airport. Our students are a wonderful reflection of our city and its support for education. MESD is a TK-8 district, operating five neighborhood schools: Green Hills Elementary, Lomita Park Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, and Taylor Middle School. All our schools have an active PTA/PTO, supporting school-based programs. Our Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) is a parent-led organization providing support for music, physical education, and STEAM education for all five of our schools.
We are seeking talented individuals who support our vision and "...commit to a shared purpose that guarantees each student a strong academic foundation".