Piedmont Unified Superintendent Takes Job at San Mateo Union High School District

Piedmont Unified Superintendent Randall Booker announced his departure last week after 19 years with the district, including the last seven as superintendent. Booker has accepted a position as Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District effective July 1, 2022.

“For me, this is bittersweet, as I have been privileged to work in the Piedmont schools for 19 years,” Booker wrote in a letter to staff. “Here, my extraordinary colleagues continually innovate to improve education for one and all. Together, we have kept a steady focus on enhancing educational opportunities and preparing students for the future. We have modernized curricula and facilities and developed critical programs for student wellness.  We have risen to the many challenges presented by repeated cuts in State education funding, a sea change in educational technology, and a global pandemic. I am deeply proud of our work together.  At the same time, I am thrilled for the professional opportunities in the San Mateo Union District, where I attended elementary, intermediate and high school.  In many ways, my career in education is coming full-circle.”

“On behalf of previous board members, our educational community, and ourselves, we thank Randy for his hard work, advocacy, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to placing students at the heart of all his decisions,” the Piedmont Board of Education said in a statement. “To the board, he has been a reliable and candid advisor, sounding board, and partner. He has served Piedmont for almost two decades with honor and integrity and we are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him and learned from him. We wish Randy all the very best on this next part of his professional adventure.”

The Piedmont Unified Board of Education will provide information about the search for a replacement on May 25. 

The San Mateo Union High School District serves grades 9-12 and has a student body of around 9,314. The district’s current superintendent Kevin Skelly announced his retirement in January.