New Lynwood Superintendent Takes Over

Lynwood Unified’s New Superintendent has already taken his post and issued his first message to the community.

Former Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gudiel Crosthwaite took over as chief of schools on June 1 about a week after the Board voted unanimously to appoint him to the position.

Crosthwaite is taking over for Paul Gothold who was named Superintendent for San Diego County last month. He has spent the last seven years of his 21-year career in education at Lynwood Unified, hired as director of elementary reform in 2010. He took the role of Deputy Superintendent in 2013.

“I am humbled that the Board and this community has entrusted their faith in me to continue working collaboratively with our students, staff, educators, families and community to further our mission to prepare every student for success,” said Crosthwaite.

In his first letter, Superintendent Crosthwaite says he “could not be more proud of all our success, including our 2017 AP District of the Year distinction, rising graduation rates and strengthened college and career awareness events across all of our campuses.”

Superintendent Crosthwaite concluded his letter with “Good luck to our Class of 2017!” and we would like to wish him good luck as well.


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