New Supe Approved

Pasquale Scuderi

The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) voted Tuesday, June 25, 4-0 (with one trustee absent) to appoint Pasquale Scuderi as superintendent. Scuderi will step in as superintendent on Monday, July 8.

For the last two years, Scuderi has served as associate superintendent at Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), which has about 10,000 students. Prior to that, he was the assistant superintendent for BUSD’s Educational Services Department (2014 to 2017) and principal at Berkeley High School (2010 to 2014). He also served as BUSD’s director of personnel services and vice principal at Berkeley High School.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with this community to build on and sustain the good things that are already happening in our schools,” he said. “At the same time I intend to take a deeply reflective and informed look at areas where we might think differently so that we can work collaboratively with stakeholders in transformative and innovative ways to elevate the school experience and outcomes for all of our students.”

Scuderi received his bachelor’s degree at California State University, San Bernardino, and his master’s degree in educational leadership at UC Berkeley. He lives in Kensington with his wife and two daughters.

“We are very excited that Mr. Scuderi will be coming to Alameda Unified as the new superintendent,” said Board President Mia Bonta. “As part of our national search, we interviewed a number of experienced and promising candidates, but it was clear that Mr. Scuderi had the professional background, personality and passion to lead our district into its next chapter.”

The current superintendent, Sean McPhetridge, announced in February that he would be resigning at the end of the 2018-19 school year. His last day with AUSD was June 28.