LVJUSD Superintendent Announces Retirement

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Superintendent Chris Van Schaack announced his retirement Friday, effective this June. Van Schaack’s departure will cap off three decades with the K-12 district, which serves 13,000 Tri-Valley students.

Van Schaack started out as a high school teacher and baseball coach in 1994. He went on to serve as a vice principal, principal, assistant superintendent of administrative services, and deputy superintendent. He was named LVJUSD’s superintendent in August of 2022.

“Chris has been such an integral part of our district for so long that it’s hard to imagine him not being here,” Board President Emily Prusso said in a statement. “He has navigated us through so much, including challenges like the pandemic and state budget shortfalls, and has put us on a great path for continued success. We will greatly miss his wisdom and steady leadership, but respect and support his desire to enjoy other aspects of his life in retirement.”

Van Schaak said he will forever cherish his 30 years with district, calling it “a second family.”

LVUSD hopes to have a replacement by July 1.


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