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    Congratulations to our Students of the Month, nominated by CHS teachers and staff as

    Super Scholars

    Aiden Stagnaro, Amy Aguilar Ramos, Andriuw Reyes Ortega, Anthony Sandoval Ramirez, Atilla Ozgur, Ava Krueger, Ayub Bouhaja, Azucena Salinas-Martinez, Bailey Victoria, Brianna Glass, Briley Williams, Brook Residorf, Carolyn Chen, Chase Ford, Christophe Fort, Connor Bone, Connor Grummon, Dash Speidel, David Cortez, David Elyoussoufi, Ella Gaily, Ellika Dwelle, Enzo Ehrhart, Esme Beesley, Fiona Heilig, Gia Smith, Giselle Struve, George Guerree, Hailey Collins, Hannah Arbuckle, Harper Hohman, Helena Miller, Ian Phillips, Isaac Martinez, Jesse Shu, Jesus David Ramirez-Luna (2), Joseph Tringali, Josh Hart, Josselyn Garcia Rivera, Juliet Norman, Julius Dutta, Kai Meng, Kate Blakely, Leslie Gonzalez Padilla, Lola Voss, Maarten Stomp, Maddie Waroff, Magnolia Woodruff Lyons, Maryanne DiMaggio, Mason Rossi, Matthew Villa, Maya Steinberg, Meya Lin, Nicholas Rittermal, Noah Martynova, Norah Strawser, Oscar Hanson (2), Riley Imamura, Ross Kitteringham, Ruby Iranmanesh, Ryan Lin, Sabrina Giachetti, Shyamali Sheth, Sofia Western, Sofie Ortiz, Tessa Stallcup, Tristan Paquelier, Vetea DeVilliers, Victoria Martinez-Blanco, Zachary Farfan (2), Zackary Lander, Zander Lunt.



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    Board of Education
    Special Meeting Board Workshop
    February 28, 2024
    Sunset Cultural Center - Babcock Room
    San Carlos Street
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
    9:30AM OPEN Session


    Members of the public may observe the meeting in person at the Sunset Cultural Center, San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921.


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  • January 25, 2024

    Carmel USD Appoints Sharon Ofek As Superintendent

    The Carmel Unified School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of the District’s current Interim Superintendent, Sharon Ofek, as the District’s next Superintendent.  The Board has authorized negotiation of a contract with Ms. Ofek which will be voted on by the Board during open session at an upcoming meeting.  The Board appreciates all who provided their input on the characteristics, traits, and experiences necessary for a successful superintendent in Carmel USD as part of this process.


    “In Ms. Ofek, the Board had the unique opportunity to select a qualified educator who aligns with many of the Leadership Profile characteristics that were determined by the community and is already an integral part of the District and community as its next Superintendent,” said Board President Jason Remynse.  “The Board particularly valued that Ms. Ofek comes to the position with knowledge of our students and community, and relationships with our teachers, staff, administrators, and stakeholders.”


    Ms. Ofek brings 30 years of experience in public education to the position, including service as a teacher, instructional supervisor, dean of students, assistant principal, and principal.  From 2016 to 2022 she served in leadership at Palo Alto Unified School District including as the Associate Superintendent of Education Services where she oversaw instruction for the district’s 19 schools.  She joined Carmel Unified School District as Deputy Superintendent in 2022, was later named Acting Superintendent in April 2023, and most recently Interim Superintendent in August.  Ms. Ofek received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Simmons College, her Multiple Subjects Credential from San Jose State University, and her Administrative Services Credential and Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University.


    As Acting, and later Interim Superintendent, Ms. Ofek launched the new school year with district-wide initiatives (“CUSD ABCs”) and has focused her efforts on building collaborative trust with the community, working with the Board to identify clear, achievable goals for the District, and establishing stability and consistency in District leadership essential for the District’s long-term success.  “When she joined the District as Deputy Superintendent we knew she had a proven track record of working with high-performing schools. During her time as both Deputy and Interim Superintendent, we have seen first-hand her commitment to students in our community and I look forward to her continued leadership of the District,” explained Board Clerk Seaberry Nachbar.


    “I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of students in our District and to continue to work collaboratively with the Board and all stakeholders to fulfill our shared vision for the District,” Ms. Ofek, said.  “I am confident that with our combined efforts, we can create a safe and welcoming educational environment that promotes academic excellence and responsible citizenship.”




    25 de enero de 2024


    Carmel USD nombra a Sharon Ofek como superintendente


    La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Carmel se complace en anunciar el nombramiento de la actual Superintendente Interina del Distrito, Sharon Ofek, como la próxima Superintendente del Distrito. La Junta autorizó la negociación de un contrato con la Sra. Ofek que será votado por la Junta durante una sesión abierta en una próxima reunión. La Junta agradece a todos los que brindaron sus comentarios sobre las características, rasgos y experiencias necesarios para un superintendente exitoso en Carmel USD como parte de este proceso.


    “Con la Sra. Ofek, la Junta tuvo la oportunidad única de seleccionar a un educador calificado que se alinea con muchas de las características del Perfil de Liderazgo que fueron determinadas por la comunidad y que ya es una parte integral del Distrito y la comunidad como su próximo Superintendente”, dijo El presidente de la junta, Jason Remynse. “La Junta valoró particularmente que la Sra. Ofek asuma el cargo con conocimiento de nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad, y relaciones con nuestros maestros, personal, administradores y partes interesadas”.


    La Sra. Ofek aporta al puesto 30 años de experiencia en educación pública, incluido el servicio como maestra, supervisora de instrucción, decana de estudiantes, subdirectora y directora. De 2016 a 2022 ocupó puestos de liderazgo en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Palo Alto, incluso como Superintendente Asociada de Servicios Educativos, donde supervisó la instrucción para las 19 escuelas del distrito. Se unió al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Carmel como superintendente adjunta en 2022, luego fue nombrada superintendente interina en abril de 2023 y, más recientemente, superintendente interina en agosto. La Sra. Ofek recibió su Licenciatura en Química de Simmons College, su Credencial de Materias Múltiples de la Universidad Estatal de San José y su Credencial de Servicios Administrativos y Maestría en Administración Educativa de la Universidad de Santa Clara.


    Como superintendente interina y luego interina, la Sra. Ofek lanzó el nuevo año escolar con iniciativas a nivel de todo el distrito (“CUSD ABC”) y ha centrado sus esfuerzos en generar confianza colaborativa con la comunidad, trabajando con la Junta para identificar metas claras y alcanzables. para el Distrito, y establecer estabilidad y coherencia en el liderazgo del Distrito, esenciales para el éxito a largo plazo del Distrito. “Cuando se unió al Distrito como Superintendente Adjunta sabíamos que tenía un historial comprobado de trabajo con escuelas de alto rendimiento. Durante su tiempo como superintendente adjunta y interina, hemos visto de primera mano su compromiso con los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad y espero con ansias su liderazgo continuo en el distrito”, explicó la secretaria de la junta, Seaberry Nachbar.


    "Estoy entusiasmada con la oportunidad de contribuir al crecimiento y el éxito de los estudiantes en nuestro Distrito y continuar trabajando en colaboración con la Junta y todas las partes interesadas para cumplir nuestra visión compartida para el Distrito", dijo la Sra. Ofek. "Estoy seguro de que con nuestros esfuerzos combinados, podemos crear un ambiente educativo seguro y acogedor que promueva la excelencia académica y la ciudadanía responsable".

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  • Thursday, December 14, 2023

    The CUSD Board of Education appreciates all who provided their input on the characteristics, traits, and experiences necessary for a successful superintendent in Carmel USD. 

    Please find a copy of the HYA Survey and a copy of Dr. Valerie Pitts' presentation at the December 13, 2023 Board of Education meeting linked on the Board of Education's website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/6370


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