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Carrie Andrews, Ph.D.

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From the Superintendent

November 3, 2022 - Read the latest School Bell Newsletter.

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Dear Union School District Families,

I am forever grateful for our Union School District community and what we collectively create together for our students in all of our schools and district wide. Being in classrooms and on our USD school campuses, you can feel a sense of joy that fills the air with the excitement of learning, creating, building connections in all classes and our school communities.

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to the hardworking USD staff that continually create the conditions and opportunities for our students to extend their knowledge and flourish. I want to thank our families, parents, and volunteers that provide endless support to our students, staff, and schools. It is our shared partnership that allows students to continue to develop and explore new self understanding. These past few months have truly showcased the deep partnerships in our district that make Union School District a special place to be for all.

November provides a wonderful opportunity to focus on gratitude. When you have a moment with your family, take the opportunity to discuss what you appreciate or are grateful for in life. You can ask your child what they are grateful for in their school or home. If you care to highlight a moment of gratitude, you can join me and share a moment, photo, or message of gratitude with our USD community. Post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag #USDthankful or email us at unionsd@unionsd.org, and we’ll highlight how our community thrives with the support of one another.

As we recognize, celebrate, and express appreciation for others, we acknowledge our collective commitment to provide the very best for all our students, families, and staff. Thank you again for your continued support of our shared work in supporting all students in USD. I am humbled by all that is accomplished in our schools and community for all students in USD.

Proud to be your superintendent.

Dr. Carrie Andrews
Superintendent

2021-22

About Dr. Carrie Andrews, Ph.D.

Dr. Carrie Andrews joined USD in July 2021 as the new Superintendent of Schools. She was previously with the Cambrian School District since 2013 and served as the Superintendent in Cambrian since 2014. Dr. Andrews received her undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth and her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California Santa Barbara. She began her career instructing students ages 6-10 in New Zealand, before teaching 6th grade Math and English Language Arts in Edina, MN. From there, Dr. Andrews moved to Stockton, CA, where she taught 3rd-5th grade in Stockton, CA and Santa Barbara, CA. She also served as a site administrator in Campbell and Saratoga, CA.

Dr. Andrews is committed to fostering student growth, community involvement, staff collaboration, and supporting teachers. She effectively oversees enrollment, fiscal stewardship, and external community relations. Dr. Andrews encourages transparency and champions every child. She has served as the ACSA Superintendent Council Representative for Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County Superintendents Association Chair and served as Principal of Marshall Lane Elementary School when it was awarded a California Distinguished School. A tireless advocate for public education, Dr. Andrews is an active member of the community and partners with local agencies and businesses to increase educational opportunities.