Superintendent

  • Dr. Stella M. Kemp brings more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, site administrator, regional administrator, and district office administrator to Santa Clara Unified School District. 

    Prior to her appointment as the district’s new superintendent, Dr. Kemp served nearly 20 years as an education administrator in both Texas and California. Her experience includes work as a regional consultant specializing in leadership development; as a district office administrator focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education; as a school transformation coach for site administrators; work to design and implement leadership training; and most recently as the superintendent in San Bruno Park School District.

    Dr. Kemp has been a middle school and high school science teacher, a middle school and high school administrator, and a leadership consultant. She has also served as a director of professional development and STEM education, and as an assistant superintendent of educational services. Through her leadership, Dr. Kemp has gained recognition for her ability to innovate and transform educational systems. Her accomplishments include launching innovative school designs and transforming professional development delivery. 

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Superintendent's Cabinet

  • Executive Cabinet

    Kevin Keegan, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    Mark Schiel, Chief Business Official

    Brad Stam, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer

     

    Extended Cabinet

    Kevin Keegan, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    Mark Schiel, Chief Business Official

    Brad Stam, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer

    Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

    Karen Allard, Director of Professional Learning

    Joe Ayala, Director of Technology

    Brenda Carrillo, Director of Student Services

    Jennifer Dericco, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

     

    Cabinet Plus

    Kevin Keegan, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    Mark Schiel, Chief Business Official

    Brad Stam, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer

    Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

    Karen Allard, Director of Professional Learning

    Joe Ayala, Director of Technology

    Brenda Carrillo, Director of Student Services

    Jennifer Dericco, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

    Lynn Villarreal, President of CSEA Chapter 350

    Phanom "Amber" Wacht, President of UTSC

     

Contact

  • Stella M. Kemp

    Stella M. Kemp, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

    Cory Sanfilippo
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees
    (408) 423-2006
    csanfilippo@scusd.net