The Brea Olinda Unified School District has found its next superintendent in Assistant Superintendent and Human Resources Director Brinda Leon. The BOUSD educator will step into her new role as District Superintendent, pending Board of Education approval on June 9.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents and community to continue to create an exceptional educational program while forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for students,” said Leon. “I am committed to ensuring that all students have the ability to reach their full potential as contributing members of an ever-changing global society, and I am delighted to be able to be an integral part of the process.”
As a public educator for over 23 years, Leon has held various positions within the district administration. Through her most recent position as assistant superintendent, district officials said Leon helped establish strategic plan initiatives and guide the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, she has forged partnerships with the community and local associations to support student and staff success.
“Brinda Leon believes deeply in our mission, vision and core values and we are confident that she will continue to lead BOUSD to the next level of academic excellence,” said Board of Education Chair Carrie Flanders. Flanders also cited Leon’s leadership skills and compassionate nature as a vital part of the district.
The Brea Olinda Unified School District serves more than 6,000 students in the northeast Orange County area with six elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an online academy, and an upgrading high school.
In the superintendent selection process, feedback was collected by research firm Leadership Associates through virtual meetings and surveys of 125 respondents. The research consisted of 35 meeting sessions and collecting data from 1,548 survey respondents to obtain feedback from parents, students and the community.
Leon will begin her new position as district superintendent on July 1, 2022.