• Mission: Where learners find their voice, share their gifts, and advance the world

    Vision: Inspiring wonder and discovery in learning and life

    Welcome! I am delighted to introduce myself as the new superintendent of the Solana Beach School District. My background, spanning over two decades in education as a K-12 administrator, educational leader, TOSA, elementary and middle school teacher, and university professor, informs my approach to leadership within our district.

    My commitment to education is deeply rooted in the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to shine, explore, and develop their unique strengths, interests, and passions. As Rita Pierson profoundly said, "Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can be.” With this guiding principle, I am here to ensure that we create an environment where every interaction is meaningful and every day is an opportunity to make a positive impact. 

    Furthermore, our dedication to equity and inclusion is evident in our ongoing efforts to cultivate learning environments that teach students to thrive in a diverse society, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and collective well-being. I encourage you to stay connected with SBSD throughout the year by continuing to visit our website and following us on our social media platforms. These channels are your window into the exciting developments and opportunities happening within our schools.

    As we embark on this journey together, I am filled with anticipation for the collaborative efforts that will propel us toward our shared goals. Together, let's ignite curiosity and spark joy, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

    Warmest Regards,

    Dr. Jennifer Burks, Superintendent

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