Superintendent's Office

Leading toward a supportive learning environment

Happy Spring Term of 2024 ~

As someone who has spent a lot of time in this District – first as a student and later as an Educator – I never expected the profound impact that serving as Superintendent would have on me. The emotions I feel are akin to those of a parent. Our students, staff and communities are what makes our District so special, and I thank each of you for your continued efforts and support. Through happy times and difficult times, we come together for the greater good. I am truly humbled and proud.  As I always have said, great communities have great schools.

As we embark on the second term of this school year, I want to take a moment to reflect on our progress and look ahead to the future. I continue to be impressed and inspired by the dedication and commitment of our teachers, staff, and students. Together, we have made great strides in improving academic achievement, excelling in athletics, providing robust extracurricular activities and creating welcoming learning environments.

As our District implements Competency-Based Education (CBE) to support student success, our dedicated staff has risen to the occasion to ensure effective instruction. We recognize that there is still much work to be done, and as we move forward together, my goal is to continue to build on our successes and address the challenges that lie before us. We will work to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential and prepare them for success in college, career, and life.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership as we work to provide the best possible education for the students of the Placer Union High School District. I look forward to the Spring Term and all it has in store for us, especially celebrating the successes of the Class of 2024.



Dr. Jeffrey Tooker

Jeffrey Tooker, Ed.D.

Desirée Atkins
Executive Assistant

Dr. Jeffrey Tooker is a long-time resident of Placer County.  After graduating from Del Oro High School in Loomis, Dr. Tooker returned to work for the District and over the last 30 years has held the positions of Coach, Teacher, Assistant Principal, Interim Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and most recently, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services.

Dr. Tooker has been instrumental in developing the District's alternative education programs, increasing dual enrollment numbers, innovating instructional practices, and is currently leading the implementation of competency-based education.  He is not only recognized in California as a leader in these areas, but is seen as a transformational leader nationally.

He has a strong commitment to putting students first, a sound knowledge of the District's initiatives and mission, and values his partnership with staff and our communities.

Steve Caminiti, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent

Charis Grey
Administrative Assistant