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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Zavala Announces Retirement

Morgan Hill, CA — Dr. Ramon Zavala, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2019.

Dr. Zavala stated, “After much reflection, I have decided to resign from my current position, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, as of June 30, 2019. Since I am now eligible for full retirement, I want to dedicate my time to personal matters and work on exploring new opportunities. I have enjoyed working in this leadership position and have appreciated all that I have experienced and learned. It has been wonderful working with my teams and staff.”

For the past four years, Dr. Zavala led staff and community members to produce blueprints for success such as the District Master Plan for English Learner (IMAGINE), Project 2Inspire, and the new Visual and Performing Arts Strategic Plan. He has been an integral part of organizing services to all students including programs that perpetuate a college and career going culture.

Superintendent Steve Betando said, “I am grateful that the students and schools in Morgan Hill Unified have been positively impacted by Dr. Zavala’s work since he joined our team as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. His work in this district has always been led by a ‘students-first’ focus, and we couldn’t be more grateful for his dedication to California’s youth.”

Efforts to identify a replacement for Dr. Zavala will begin immediately. The district Human Resources Department will post the position this week with the plan for his successor to onboard upon Dr. Zavala’s retirement.


Morgan Hill is a city of just over 45,000 residents, located at the southern end of the Santa Clara Valley, 10 miles south of San Jose and 70 miles south of San Francisco. The Morgan Hill Unified School District encompasses 296 square miles and serves the ethnically diverse population of Morgan Hill, San Martin and a small portion of south San Jose. The Morgan Hill Unified School District serves approximately 8,800 students.

The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s central purpose is to educate students. In partnership with parents and the community, we create learning environments where all students learn and are empowered to achieve their unique potential. We model and nurture civility, respect, compassion, personal responsibility, curiosity and integrity in an environment of diversity, equity, and service.