Antioch School Board announces Stephanie Anello as Superintendent finalist

Stephanie Anello

Stephanie Anello

Stephanie Anello, Interim Superintendent for Antioch Unified School District (AUSD), has been named as a finalist for the District’s number one position – Superintendent. The Board will consider a contract for Anello at their June 22nd meeting.

There were twenty qualified candidates, seven of whom were interviewed by the board. After a full search using Leadership Associates, the board selected Ms. Anello not only due to her extensive experience during her 18 years of employment with Antioch Unified School District, but also her seven months of on-the-job accomplishments as the Interim Superintendent.

Her experience in AUSD as a classroom Teacher, Vice Principal, Principal, Director, Associate Superintendent and Interim Superintendent, makes Anello uniquely qualified to lead the District.

Since taking the helm in November, Anello has successfully negotiated teacher and classified contracts, taken decisive action to integrate Special Education students into current and new AUSD programs by opening the Bidwell Center and has made several difficult decisions to better align spending with current revenues.

Additionally, during the last seven months she has successfully ensured that District initiatives are more publicly transparent. While doing so, she has adeptly employed positive social media, and established robust media relationships and city partnerships to highlight the many positive activities happening in our schools.

“Stephanie Anello is a respected educator and leader with a proven track record of implementing

reforms and improving student achievement,” said Antioch USD Board President, Diane Gibson-Gray. “She has fostered strong parent and community partnerships as well as strong relationships with AUSD’s employee groups; all of which publically endorsed her for the position. These strong relationships coupled with her vision for AUSD, will allow Stephanie to more quickly and efficiently continue the district’s forward momentum while at the same time making necessary changesto move the District forward.”

Ms. Anello has lived in the community since 1990. She has two adult sons, both of whom attended AUSD schools.

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One Comment to “Antioch School Board announces Stephanie Anello as Superintendent finalist”

  1. Iris Archuleta says:

    Congratulations!

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