Dr. Brent Stephens is Berkeley Unified’s New Superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School District will soon have a new superintendent at the helm. Dr. Brent Stephens’ contract was finalized at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on May 8.

Dr. Stephens currently holds the title of Academic Officer of the San Francisco Unified School District. He has previously worked as a teacher, vice principal, and principal and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Urban Superintendents Program with a doctorate from Harvard as well.

“In Berkeley, I see a community committed to the full promise of desegregation, a fearless and public reflection on progress towards true equity, and strong, results-oriented community partnerships,” Dr. Stephens said in a statement. “I am a public educator to my core, and I look forward to working with Berkeley Unified students, staff, and community to provide every one of our students with the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive.”

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