Saugus Union Superintendent to Retire after Four Decades With District
Saugus Union School District Superintendent Joan Lucid has announced she will retire at the end of this year.
Lucid has spent nearly 40 years with the District, serving as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and ultimately as its superintendent.
Speaking to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Lucid reflects on her 37 year legacy at Saugus Union:
“I never had a job I haven’t loved,” Lucid said. “I loved being a teacher, it was absolutely my life’s work and I think it’s just being a teacher in a different capacity as I moved positions. As principal you are a teacher to teachers, at the district office you’re a teacher to administrators and applauding everyone’s work, and then, from this position, it’s everybody.”
As she changed positions and moved throughout the district, Lucid witnessed SUSD grow and change as it opened new schools, implemented new programs, developed educational initiatives and grew its enrollment size.
“When I started we were a district a little over 3,000 with seven schools and here we are with 15 schools and almost 10,000 kids,” she said.
We wish her a happy retirement and look forward to who the district hires to fill her shoes.
Photo Courtesy of Saugus Union School District.