Lake Elsinore superintendent to retire after 2021-22 school year – Press-Enterprise

Lake Elsinore Superintendent Doug Kimberly has announced his retirement at the end of this school year, after 10 years leading the district.

Lake Elsinore Unified Superintendent Doug Kimberly on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, announced his retirement at the end of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy of Melissa Valdez, Lake Elsinore Unified School District)

Kimberly was a teacher and coach in Orange County and an assistant principal, high school principal and assistant superintendent of human resources for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, a Tuesday, Dec. 7, release states. He was also superintendent of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

Kimberly was named superintendent of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District in 2012, replacing Frank Passarella, who retired.

Among his achievements were expanding English Learners services and forming the district’s Professional Learning Communities to empower teachers and strengthen community relationships, the release states. He also spearheaded campus renovation projects, funded by Measure V.

“I believe the district’s future is very bright because of the dedicated people,” Kimberly said in the release. “It has been my most significant professional honor to be a part of the LEUSD team.”

In a statement, school board President Heidi Dodd thanked Kimberly for his “exceptional leadership and vision.”

The Lake Elsinore school board will discuss its next steps in seeking a new superintendent at its Thursday, Dec. 16, meeting, district spokesperson Melissa Valdez said.


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