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Dr. Jennifer Burks to Lead Solana Beach School District

Dr. Jennifer Burks, who currently works as an associate superintendent for Poway Unified, has been selected as a finalist for Solana Beach School District Superintendent. Burks’ appointment is expected to be finalized on Feb. 15. She would begin her position in March 1.

“I am incredibly honored to be selected as the new superintendent in the Solana Beach School District,” said Burks. “I look forward to meeting our students, families, and dedicated staff and to partnering with the board of education in service of each and every learner.”

SBSD’s last superintendent, Jodee Brentlinger, retired on Jan. 2 after five and a half years at the helm. Associate Superintendent Sabrina Lee has been serving as interim superintendent.

Burks will serve until the next general election in 2024 and can then run for an elected two-year term thereafter.