trustees have appointed Charles “Jeff” Anderson as their new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and human resources effective July 1, 2012.
Anderson has been principal of Saratoga High School since 2005 and will continue in that role through the end of the 2011‐12 school year, trustees announced this week in a press release.
Anderson was selected from a pool of candidates after an extensive search, trustees said.
The seasoned educator has more than 24 years of experience as a teacher, including 16 years as a high school administrator. As a local educational leader, he is committed to improving student learning for all students, creating a positive work environment for teachers and staff, and building a positive, transparent relationship with the community, the release stated.
Anderson is said to have guided the implementation of the block schedule, opening the door for a variety of innovate teaching strategies, created an “open access” policy for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and worked hard to build student connectedness, integrating the goals of Project Cornerstone at Saratoga High School, trustees added.
"His exemplary references speak to his collaborative style, integrity, insight, and exceptional communication skills," trustees said.
Anderson received his undergraduate degree in history from UC Santa Cruz, his teaching credential from CSU Hayward, and his administrative credential and master's of arts degree in education from CSU Sonoma.
said he was excited to have Anderson continue on the district’s administrative team in his new role, commenting that “Jeff brings a thorough understanding of high school curriculum, our staff and the challenges and opportunities of a high performing district. Saratoga High has been the beneficiary of his passion for excellence and we look forward to bringing that same commitment throughout the district.”