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Issued By:  Mia Bonta, President, Board of Education (510) 337-7187


AUSD Board of Education Approves Hire of New Superintendent


Alameda, California – June 28, 2019 – At its June 25 public meeting, the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) approved the hire of the district’s next superintendent: Pasquale Scuderi, currently of Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD).


For the past two years, Mr. Scuderi has served as BUSD’s Associate Superintendent. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Superintendent for BUSD’s Educational Services Department (2014-2017) and principal at Berkeley High School (2010 to 2014). He also served as the Director of Personnel Services at BUSD and the vice principal at Berkeley High School.


Scuderi received his Bachelor’s degree at California State University, San Bernardino and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at UC Berkeley. He lives in Kensington with his wife and two daughters.


Search Process

AUSD began its national search for a new superintendent after current Superintendent Sean McPhetridge announced in February that he would be resigning at the end of this school year. The search firm held stakeholder meetings in late March to discuss the desired characteristics of a new district leader. An online survey was also made available from March 21 to April 22 to collect input from stakeholders. The Board of Education met in closed session on May 23, May 24, and June 4 to interview finalists for the position. At its June 25 meeting, the Board voted 4-0 to approve Mr. Scuderi’s contract. (Board Member Gray Harris was not in attendance.) More details about the search process are available on the 2019 Superintendent Search page of the AUSD website.


Under the terms of the three-year contract, Mr. Scuderi’s base salary will be $230,000, and he will receive the same health and welfare benefits, vacation, and sick leave accruals as AUSD management employees. (The contract will be posted to the AUSD website shortly.)


“I am honored to have been chosen for this position and looking forward to getting to know AUSD’s students, staff, and families,” Mr. Scuderi says.  “I am also excited about this opportunity to both build on the district’s strengths and think creatively and strategically about its current challenges.”


“We welcome Mr. Scuderi to our school district and our island community,” says Board President Mia Bonta.  “We are excited to have found such a well-qualified educator for our next leader, and we look forward to working with him and learning from him as our school district enters this next phase of growth.”


The last day for the current superintendent, Sean McPhetridge, was June 28. He begins his position as the superintendent at Cabrillo Unified School District in mid July.

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Superintendent's Office Contacts

Pasquale Scuderi


2060 Challenger Drive Alameda, California 94501

 (510) 337-7060


Kerri Lonergan

Senior Executive Assistant

(510) 337-7101