Superintendent's Office

 
SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE...
 

For the last twenty-five years, educating students has been the pride of my career. As a classroom teacher, a site administrator, district-level administration, and now as Superintendent, the focus has always been on providing the best educational opportunities for our future leaders, citizens, and community members. Opportunities, experiences, and long-term educational goals vary from student to student and that is why we must continually adapt our educational practices to meet the needs of our students.

 

SLVUSD's Mission Statement is "Working Together to Ensure All Students Learn and are fully Prepared for College and Career." This phrase resonates with the familiar saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" and this is never more seen than within the SLV Community. The SLV Community, which I am a proud member, is dedicated to the success of our schools as many graduates of SLVUSD have stayed in the Valley and have helped to shape the culture it is today.

 

We all know there will be ups and downs and that nobody is perfect, especially with transitions of positions and returning to in-person instruction. We strive to make the best decisions, we reflect on our practices continually, we take critical feedback, we celebrate diversity, and we make the necessary adjustments in the best interest of our students/children. This was evident in the strength and dedication we showed "together" through the recent pandemic and local fires.

 

As your Superintendent, I want to make sure we as a District, embody the values set by our Board of Trustees:

 

  • Excellence in everything we do
  • A well-balanced and challenging educational experience
  • Honesty and respect in our interactions
  • Management by fact
  • A safe and healthy environment
  • Visionary leadership
  • Involvement of all stakeholders
  • A family-friendly school district
  • Individual achievement
  • Working together to achieve common goals
  • Technology that enhances the educational experience
  • Parents, and their action participation
  • Innovation and continuous improvement
 

 

As we reflect on these values and the commitment of our staff to shape the individual lives each day, we want to thank you and let you know we look forward to the upcoming year of new experiences and opportunities. Often people say, "I just want to return to normal." SLVUSD and this community have never been just "normal"; we excel, we overcome, and we lead with purpose, and for that reason, I expect us to continue to grow towards greatness. A favorite saying I passed on to my students, "Good, Better, Best; never let it rest until your Good gets Better, and your Better is Best."

 

Christopher Schiermeyer

Superintendent@slvusd.org

 

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro 

 
 
The Superintendent’s Office provides the leadership and vision for the school district. The District’s priorities for 2021-2022 are as follows:
  • Math Proficiency
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Instructional Technology and Computer Science
  • Environmental Literacy
The District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan is in alignment with the District’s current goals.
 
 
 
SLVUSD RECEIVES THE AMBAG ENERGY WATCH CHAMPION AWARD
 
Ms. Elisabeth Bertrand, Special Projects Director, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), AMBAG Energy Watch, presented SLVUSD with this special award. She reported the award was in recognition of the great work SLV accomplished by reducing energy use and related greenhouse gases through the installation of energy efficiency equipment.
 
SLVUSD has been working with AMBAG Energy Watch since 2014 to support the school district with projects under the California Clean Energy Jobs Act K-12 Program - Prop 39 to improve energy efficiency throughout the District.  Under Proposition 39, SLVUSD received approximately $740K over five years.  With these funds, the district projects have included replacing interior and exterior lighting across all campuses, Boiler and HVAC replacements, smart thermostats, and improvements to our Energy Management System. These energy projects have saved the District approximately $60K annually in energy expenses.
 
Deputy Sup and Director of MOT receiving AMBAG Award
AMBAG Award
 
Superintendent’s Office Staff
 
photo of SchiermeyerChristopher Schiermeyer
Superintendent
(831) 336-5195 Ext. 100
Superintendent@slvusd.org
photo of bergquistVickie Bergquist
Executive Assistant
(831) 336-5194 Ext. 101
vbergquist@slvusd.org