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Superintendent

Dr. Daniel PK Diffenbaugh

Dr. PK Diffenbaugh is a proven educational leader with experience bringing people together to achieve a shared vision. His career in education started as a 5th grade teacher in Oakland, CA; a predominately Latino community. From there he moved to Mexico, teaching in a public middle school and studying Spanish, and then transitioned to Sacramento, CA where he spent six years leading the turnaround of one of the state’s lowest-performing high schools. During his tenure at Sacramento High School, the school saw an Academic Performance Index increase from 582 to 778, a state ranking increase from a 2 to a 7, and A-G UC/CSU college eligibility increase from 35% to over 80%. Additionally, over 75% of graduates were accepted to four-year universities including Stanford, CAL, and MIT. Many of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

PK Diffenbaugh left Sacramento High School to enter the inaugural cohort of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program at Harvard University, an innovative partnership between the Harvard Business School, Kennedy School of Government, and Graduate School of Education. Upon graduating from Harvard, he moved to southern California, where he was the Director of 7-12 Instruction for Garden Grove Unified School District. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the instructional program for 10 intermediate and 8 high schools.


PK Diffenbaugh is married to Vanessa Diffenbaugh, the New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers. Together they have four children: Donovan, Tre’von, Graciela and Miles.

Contact

Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Daniel PK Diffenbaugh
831.645.1203
pkdiffenbaugh@mpusd.k12.ca.us


Mr. Isaí Ogarrio-Martinez
 Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
831.645.1203

imartinez@mpusd.k12.ca.us


Ms. Katherine Ruiz
  Administrative Secretary to the Board of Trustees
831.645.1204
kruiz@mpusd.k12.ca.us

 

 

Superintendent's Cabinet

Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed
Assistant Superintendent
Secondary Education
831.645.1212



Dr. Laurie Bloom-Sweeney 
Assistant Superintendent
Elementary Education 
831.645.1217
lbloomsweeney@mpusd.k12.ca.us

Dr. Tony Shah
Assistant Superintendent
Student Support Services

831.645.1207
tshah@mpusd.k12.ca.us

 


Mr. Dan Albert
Associate Superintendent
District Business Services
831.645.1269
dalbert@mpusd.k12.ca.us

Ms. Judy Durand
Executive Director
Human Resources/Risk Management
831.645.1272
jdurand@mpusd.k12.ca.us
 
Mr. John Silvestrini
Executive Director
Maintenance, Operations, Technology, Transportation
831.645.1267
jsilvestrini@mpusd.k12.ca.us

MPUSD Administrative Organizational Structure 2014-2015

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