STOCKTON- Stockton Unified has released the following statement:
Interim Superintendent Update
Stockton Unified School District Interim Superintendent Brian Biedermann 43, has been serving in the district’s top role since July 1, 2020. He has successfully worked his way up for the past 20 plus years. On Tuesday January 26, 2021 at a regularly scheduled meeting; Mr. Biedermann resigned as Interim Superintendent citing personal health reasons. “It has been my honor to serve at the pleasure of the Board, and I am thankful for the opportunity and experience, said Biedermann.
Mr. Beidermann is a dedicated father and husband. He will now focus on his health, family, and earning a Doctorate. He will continue to work for SUSD in other administrative capacities. He led the district during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to thank Brian for his hard work and love for our students”, said Board Member Scott Mc Brian. “Mr. Biedermann has stepped up for our students and our community during extremely challenging times and we wont forget it.”, Said Board President Cecilia Mendez.
The board will meet within the next week to discuss a transition plan. In the meantime, Mr. Biedermann will be on the job for the next 30 days.
The Board of Education is committed to balancing the 2021-2022 budget and ensuring that classrooms are safe for students and staff to return.
In a statement published on the Superintendent page Biederman leaves this message:
January 26, 2021
Dear SUSD Community,
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my thirty-day notice to resign as Interim Superintendent. This was no easy decision, but due to recent health complications, I must step down to tend to my own personal health.
It has been the most amazing opportunity to serve our students, staff, and community in this position, and a privilege to lead this amazing team of educators, thought leaders, and changemakers.
I take great pride in the work that my administration has accomplished in these past six months. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, my team has risen to meet the challenge by ensuring that ALL students have access to quality virtual instruction and other resources, including food, technology, mental health resources, and other important health updates. We found creative ways to engage with our students and families, and to celebrate our outstanding staff members and the work they do every day. I’m also proud that we have taken a District stand against institutional racism, a decision I hope will improve outcomes for several generations of black and brown SUSD students to come.
I have always been passionate about creating positive and meaningful change for the students of Stockton. Though I will no longer be serving as Interim Superintendent, I look forward to continuing to serve my community in my former role as Director of Educational Services upon my return from a short medical leave.
Serving in this position has required more hours away from my family than I care to admit, so I most look forward to once again spending my evenings with my young son, daughter, and the most amazing wife a man could ever ask for
I can still be contacted via District email at [email protected], and look forward to continuing to serve our amazing community.
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Stockton Unified School District