Santee School District

 Dr. Cathy Pierce

Dr. Cathy A. Pierce


Santee School District

Dr. Pierce has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Alliant International University and her dissertation research was used throughout the state to help improve student performance on the mathematics portion of the CAHSEE.  She has a proven record of increasing student achievement and attaining both awards and recognition for student learning programs.  Dr. Pierce is known for her vision of 21st Century Learning, including integrating technology and transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. In 2010, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) selected Dr. Pierce as Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year. Her belief in developing strong community and collaborative partnerships also earned her a Community Partner Award last year. 

 “I am honored to have been selected as the new superintendent and look forward to joining such a stellar school district and supportive community.  I am eager to get to know staff, students, and the community and work with the Governing Board as we advance student learning,” Pierce commented.