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Piedmont Unified names new superintendent

Jennifer Hawn will be the new superintendent of the Piedmont Unified School District in Alameda County, the East Bay Times reported.

Hawn has served in public education as an administrator for the Beverly Hills Unified School District and assistant superintendent of human resources with the Whittier City School District. She’s also been an instructor for Pepperdine University, the newspaper reported. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California.

“Dr. Hawn is an exceptional, well-rounded leader, with significant experience in the classroom as well as district operations,” said PUSD school board President Veronica Anderson Thigpen. “The board was impressed by Jennifer’s in-depth knowledge about our district and by her passion for our new vision, mission and values,” the Times reported. The board received 22 applicants for the position, selected six candidates for first-round interviews, and brought back three for a second round.

Hawn last worked at DaVinci Schools, a charter school in El Segundo, as a deputy superintendent there.