Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent's Office

Carrie Andrews, Ph.D.



Lauren van Herk

Executive Administrative Communications Specialist


From the Superintendent

May 31, 2022 - Read the latest School Bell Newsletter on ParentSquare.

It is the last week of the school year, and there is so much to celebrate. As we close in on the final days of the 2021-22 school year, our students, staff and families can certainly be proud of what we all accomplished this school year. Thank you for all we achieved together for our students, our schools, and our community. Here’s to a celebratory end of the 2021-22 school year, and we will see you on August 17th!

Have a wonderful summer break!

Kind regards,


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.