After 48 years as an educator, with 37 of them spent in the Saugus Union School District, District Superintendent Joan Lucid, Ed.D. has announced her retirement – effective June 29, 2018.
“I have been honored and humbled to have served 37 years in Saugus Union School District … dedicated to elementary education as a teacher, project coordinator, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent,” said Dr. Lucid in a letter to the Governing Board and SUSD Community. “I want to thank each one of you, previous boards, administrators, colleagues and community members, who have encouraged me, supported me and celebrated with me through this absolutely amazing career filled with so many joyous memories.”
Dr. Lucid began her career in 1970 as an elementary school teacher for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where she taught until 1981.
The next 37 years were spent educating children in the Saugus Union School District, first as a teacher at Skyblue Mesa, Highlands and Honby (now part of the Sulphur Springs School District as Canyon Springs Elementary). She then joined the district team as a project coordinator, revising and creating district guides and handbooks, establishing and developing seminars and meetings, and she assisted in writing many of the schools’ state and national award applications. Her hard work was rewarded with the principal’s position at Cedarcreek in 1991, where she served until 1997, when she was promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. In 2011, she was tapped to serve as superintendent.
“Dr. Lucid has been important part of our district family for many years,” said Christopher Trunkey, president of the Governing Board of Trustees. “We will miss her and her leadership, but she has earned a long and happy retirement. There is still much for us to accomplish before she leaves and we look forward to the community’s input as we start our search for a new superintendent.”