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Superintendent's Message

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Johanna Villareal, Chief Of Staff
jvillareal@eesd.org
(408) 270-6800


Evergreen School District Selects Dr. Antoine Hawkins as New Superintendent


San Jose, CA (June 9, 2022) – The Evergreen School District (ESD) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Antoine Hawkins has been selected as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Dr. Hawkins's appointment at the June 9, 2022, regular board meeting. Dr. Hawkins is scheduled to begin his position on July 1, 2022.

The Board of Trustees would like to thank Nicole Anderson and Dr. Daniel Moirao of MacPherson and Jacobson Consulting for their services in assisting and facilitating the superintendent search. Input for the new superintendent’s selection included sessions with parents, staff, and other community stakeholders. The Board of Trustees selected Dr. Hawkins from an incredibly talented and impressive list of 37 candidates.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Chris Corpus, Board President, stated, “The Board of Trustees enthusiastically presents Dr. Antoine Hawkins as our next leader because he fits the descriptors set forth by our stakeholders; strong communicator, inclusive leadership style, student-centered, equity-driven, proven educational leadership and focused on accountability. In addition, his past expertise in Human Resources and Business Services will help Evergreen School District navigate current and future challenges. We look forward to his long-term commitment to the Evergreen community.”

Dr. Hawkins earned his bachelor's degree in Management, master's degree in Business Administration from Touro University International, which was originally founded in New York as a branch of the Touro University College System, and doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University in Dallas, TX. He also completed the Urban Superintendent program at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.

Dr. Hawkins is a seasoned public administrator with over 25 years of experience working in public school districts, which includes over 10 years of experience at the Executive Cabinet level. Dr. Hawkins has served as an Interim Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent. For the last three school years, he has served the Victor Valley Union High School District as an Assistant Superintendent.

He has managed a cross-section of divisions within school systems, including Adult Education, Preschool/Early Head Start, Human Resources, and District Nursing Services to name a few. He has also directly managed public budgets of over $209,000,000. Dr. Hawkins has served as an adjunct professor at the university level where he taught both graduate-level and undergraduate courses.

Dr. Hawkins stated, “I am honored, humbled, and excited for the opportunity to lead the Evergreen School District, which has a rich legacy of academic success. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, staff, parents, and the entire Evergreen community to build upon our exceptional educational programs while also forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for our students. I am committed to ensuring that all of our students have the ability to reach their full potential while becoming productive members of an ever-changing global society.”

Welcome to Evergreen School District! As a high achieving school district, we are very proud of our work and take seriously our mission to “provide all students a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment where each student demonstrates a spirit of respect, responsibility and a commitment to academic and civic excellence.”

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees along with the district staff and community have identified five priorities for the district. These are:

  • Promote achievement for all students in rigorous, 21st century learning environment of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity
  • Improve fiscal health
  • Promote collaboration, transparency and communication with students, parents, staff, and the broader community
  • Attract, develop, and retain quality staff at all levels
  • Enhance the climate of safety and wellness throughout the District

These priorities are strategically aligned with the changes that are taking place in education throughout California and will position Evergreen to remain an award-winning school district. I invite you to work with us as we take on the exciting challenges of providing our students an outstanding 21st century education.

Dr. Antoine Hawkins

 

Dr. Antoine Hawkins
Superintendent

3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148-3099
phone: (408) 270–6800
fax: (408) 274–3894

ahawkins@eesd.org