Leading toward a supportive learning environment.

George S. Sziraki, Jr., Ed.D.

PUHSD Superintendent

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Executive Assistant to Dr. Sziraki & the PUHSD Board of Trustees 
Desirée Atkins

Kristin Conner 
Public Information Officer

Mission Statement:

"Committed to student learning through teaching excellence in a supportive environment."


Dr. Sziraki began his service to Placer Union on July 1, 2013. He brings to the Placer Union team extensive experience in teaching, coaching and administering in a high school setting. 

He became Assistant Superintendent of the Merced Union High School District in 2008. While in that position---instituting and directing new initiatives in instructional improvement---the MUHSD showed strong growth in the areas most often cited when measuring quality of school districts. 
Dr. Sziraki loves the high school environment, looks forward to the challenges ahead, and will forge forward in addressing the district commitment to student learning by creating supportive environments for students and staff. 

Welcome to the 2019-20 
School Year!

Through a culture of high expectations and mutual respect, our team of qualified and dedicated teachers, administrators, support staff, and Board Trustees seeks continuous improvement to our programs, services, and the quality of work needed to maximize learning for every one of our students. We stand behind this continuous improvement mindset so that we can truly advance the mission of student learning. Our overarching goal is to build upon our successes to ensure we are preparing students for college and career opportunities, no matter which paths they choose.

We believe that being successful in high school goes beyond just test scores, so we work closely with our staff and parents to provide an environment centered on the individual needs of every student. We pride ourselves on offering classes and programs that go beyond the basics: Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate program/courses, dual credit enrollment with Sierra College, Career Technical Education pathways, and multiple internship opportunities throughout our communities. There are multiple paths to success, and we have many doors to open. We encourage you to visit the California School Dashboard cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/documents/ccidashboardflyer.pdf to learn about the multiple measures used to determine if students are college and career-prepared when they graduate from high school.

Strong schools and strong communities go hand in hand. We are fortunate to share a common vision. Our partnership to provide a high-quality education has been the lifeblood of our strong communities, and we look forward to furthering this relationship as we prepare our students to be successful leaders of tomorrow.

Here at the Placer Union High School District, you will find a school community–teachers, students, administrators, support staff, board members and volunteers–who have a great deal of pride in their schools. Key to our success is working together with community partners by our side in support of our students, to ensure that each one of them is inspired to reach his or her full potential. Community members – I invite you to join our journey toward excellence, and to reach out to any of our schools to become a business partner, internship coordinator, guest speaker, volunteer, driver, coach or chaperone. I am sure we have something you would enjoy doing, and I am even more confident that whatever time and energy you are able to give will add much significance to our students’ learning experiences. Thank you for your commitment to our students’ success. We look forward to another exciting school year!

Together in Education, 

Dr. George Sziraki
PUHSD Superintendent


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