Evergreen School District Selects Dr. Antoine Hawkins as New Superintendent

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Evergreen School District letterhead

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.”

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District Office
3188 Quimby Road Board
San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: 408-270-6800
Fax: 408-274-3894
www.eesd.org

Superintendent: Dr. Antoine Hawkins
Board of Trustees: Chris Corpus
Leila Welch
Marisa Hanson
Jim Zito
Patti Andrade