Dear San Jacinto Community, I would like to take this opportunity to say I am honored to have been selected as the next superintendent to serve the San Jacinto Unified School District. The tradition of excellence in San Jacinto clearly exists as evidenced by the wonderful people of this community and the hard work of the staff and students. San Jacinto’s history and educational accomplishments are to be admired, and I am excited to continue the important work that the students and community deserve.
Prior to serving as San Jacinto Unified’s Superintendent, I worked in the Nuview Union School District (13 years in total, serving as superintendent for eight years and principal of Valley View Elementary School for the other five). Additionally, I served as the assistant principal at both the elementary and middle school levels in the Hemet Unified School District from 2003-2007. Before my family and I moved to Riverside County, I taught elementary school in Pico Rivera, California, beginning my 23 years as a public school educator. I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. San Jacinto is known not only for its academic excellence and extracurricular programs, but also for the positive and healthy relationships between staff and students. I take very seriously that you have entrusted the young people of this community to my care and have no doubt that our dedicated staff will give their best day in and day out.
My mission as your Superintendent is also my passion and is the reason I chose to pursue a career in education after graduating college. That is, to maintain and grow a rigorous teaching and personalized learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging while helping students to grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. It is critical to every student's success that they graduate from high school with the habits of mind and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams.
With Warmest Regards,
Dave Pyle, Ed.D.