Santa Rosa School District Selects Finalist for Superintendent

A nationwide search for a new superintendent to lead the Santa Rosa City Schools District led to the selection of Anna Trunnell, the district’s current assistant superintendent of human resources, as the finalist for the post. 

Trunnel was selected from more than 20 applicants and the district board is expected to confirm its offer to her when it meets next Wednesday. She would assume the post when current superintendent Dr. Diann Kitamura retires June 30. 

“Ms. Trunnell’s wealth of experience in so many educational areas really stood out,” Board President Laurie Fong said in a statement, adding that Trunnell’s leadership goals “are centered around social justice and equity for all students in the district. She is driven to constantly improve relationships and bring people together to improve the lives of students.” 

Trunell’s education career includes serving as executive director of technology and curriculum in the Stockton Unified School District; director of curriculum and professional learning in the Elk Grove Unified School District; director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in the Washington Unified School District; a director and principal in the Twin Rivers Unified School District; and a teacher in the Grant Joint Union High School District.

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