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
datkins at puhsd.k12.ca.us

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 2018-19
School Year!

Dear PUHSD Community:

I am excited to kick off what I am confident will be another great year throughout our district. The entire staff and our Board of Trustees are proud of our students, who continue to support one another with a united voice. It is our number one priority to support the “whole child” in ways that reach far beyond ensuring important academic achievements. We continue to be very grateful for the unwavering support of our community business partners who continue to provide educational opportunities for our students, and we strive to strengthen those partnerships this year.

As mentioned in previous messages, the district is laser-focused on meeting and exceeding our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. As a reminder, our goals are:

  • Graduate students for college, career, and life

  • Strengthen the learning achievement for all students, including special populations

  • Create and support safe, healthy, and engaged learning environments for all

As your superintendent, I am committed to educating not only our current students, but also future generations. We strive to teach students in 21-century facilities that provide collaborative, modern-day tools and the resources necessary to ensure that by graduation, they are college, career and life-ready. It is also imperative that we continue to provide safe learning environments for our students. Therefore, over the summer we installed new door locks that lock from the inside to help provide extra security to our campuses and keep them much safer.

Many of you are likely aware that we have facility needs throughout our district, in particular at two of our older high schools – Placer and Del Oro. What you may not know is that we have an opportunity this November to address many of those needs by attempting to pass bond measures specifically for these schools. The bonds would allow us to replace deteriorating classrooms and buildings, repair aging HVAC systems and roofs, upgrade security systems and update academic and career technical labs. Given that there is an urgent nationwide need to fill the increasing workforce gap, it is critically important that students are well-prepared for entrance into career technical fields. Please take the time to get to know our schools and view the needs of our facilities.

Thank you for the privilege of teaching your children and for taking the time to visit our website.

Together in Education, 

Dr. George Sziraki
PUHSD Superintendent


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