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Office of the Superintendent

Dr. John Baker, E.d.D.

In April 2015, Dr. John Baker, a former teacher and school principal, was named as the superintendent of the Redwood City School District (RCSD) and began leading the district on July 1, 2015. Dr. Baker has worked for the district for more than 30 years.


Superintendent's Cabinet

The Superintendent’s Cabinet is accountable for assisting the Superintendent in addressing the Board of Trustees’ school district goals and priorities. Keeping the District's mission as its focus, the Cabinet provides input to the Superintendent on major operational, programmatic, and fiscal matters to help the district meet the Board Goals.

Wendy Kelly
Deputy Superintendent

Anna herrera
Assistant Superintendent

Rick Edson
Chief Business Official

Edna Carmona
Director of Child Development Centers

Martin Cervantes
Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation

Michelle Griffith
Director of Community Schools and Partnerships

Dr. Maeve Mulholland, Ed.D.
Director of Special Education

Antonio Perez
Director of Student Services

Carlos Reyna
Director of Technology

Jorge Quintana
Director of Communications

katherine rivera
Director of Multilingual learners and Categorical programs

Messages from the Superintendent

Superintendent Dr. John Baker, Ed.D.

I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your active involvement and support of the Student Goal-Setting Conferences. This year marked a significant milestone, as it was the first time we introduced this researched-based practice, and I am pleased to report that the conferences have been a resounding success. Your commitment to our students’ success has been truly inspiring.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: November 2023: First Year of Student Goal-Setting Conferences
Superintendent Dr. John Baker, Ed.D.

In 2023-24, we continue our critical work of addressing the challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our district embarked on a journey of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) professional development sessions last year, aiming to equip all of us with the tools and strategies necessary to support our students. We recognize that the effects of the pandemic have had a significant impact on our students' academic progress and well-being, and this series of professional development sessions help ensure that we are better equipped to address these challenges.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: October 2023: MTSS Professional Development
Superintendent Dr. John Baker, Ed.D.

This school year, we welcome 1,280 new students to RCSD, many of whom are Kindergartners (661) and Transitional Kindergartners (209). We also welcome our 144 new certificated employees (teachers who teach in the classroom as well as educators who support them), 47 classified staff (support staff who work behind the scenes making sure the district is running smoothly), 10 assistant principals, and five principals.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: August 2023: Back to School 2023-24
A group of graduates wearing their caps and gowns

Our 8th grade graduates are a strong group of students who reinvented the school experience by starting their middle school years in a virtual format. It was exactly three years ago, in 2020-21, that they started 6th grade in an online classroom with their classmates and teachers. As difficult as that year was for them, they kept going and worked hard to get through those challenging times.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: May 2023: 8th Grade Teachers Share Remarks About Class of 2023
Student reading a book

As we’ve recently seen, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test results show that many California children, including our students, fell behind academically during the pandemic. We saw learning loss and we now need to work twice as hard to help our students get back on track. 

As such, we will we be renewing our focus on the teaching of foundational reading skills— phonics (connecting letters to sounds), phonemic awareness (identifying distinct units of sound), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: April 2023: Foundational Reading Skills
Adelante Selby students holding their certificates

If you’re not familiar with the term “reclassification,” this is a term in education that causes great pride and a sense of accomplishment. It means that a student, who learns another language or languages at home before English, is formally reclassified as English language proficient. They have proven that they now master the English language, in addition to their native language(s), at the same level as their counterparts whose first language is English.

Learn More about Message from the Superintendent: February 2023: Reclassification of More than 250 Students