Los Alamitos Unified School District names new Superintendent

Dr. Andrew Pulver. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Unified School District.Dr. Andrew Pulver has been selected as the new Superintendent of Los Alamitos Unified School District beginning April 19, 2019.

Dr. Andrew Pulver. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Unified School District.

He will succeed Dr. Sherry Kropp who has led the District for the past eight years.

Dr. Pulver has served our community for 20 years with grace and integrity in numerous roles as a leader. He began his career in Los Alamitos Unified as a teacher at McAuliffe Middle School, and was promoted to and served as Assistant Principal at McAuliffe Middle School, Principal at Lee Elementary, and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for our District.

In each of these roles, he has demonstrated compassion, dedication, and a commitment to students, families, staff, and the community. He is well respected across the state and Orange County for promoting a collaborative culture that supports ongoing learning, reflective practices, creativity and a spirit of excellence.

Diana Hill, President of the Los Alamitos Unified School Board, said Dr. Pulver was selected because he “is an outstanding educational leader with a proven track record of successfully leading exemplary programs and services for students, while enhancing relationships and building positive teams. He not only has the background and professional capacity we need, but he also cares deeply for this District,” Hill said. “We look forward to working with him in continuing the tradition of improving student outcomes in academic, athletics, activities and the arts while providing open communication with staff, parents and the community.”

Pulver reacted to his appointment, saying, “I am blessed and humbled to serve the Los Alamitos Unified School District. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board of Education, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and community members to provide an unparalleled foundation for our students. I am inspired to be part of a district that is responsive to the needs of students and families and work alongside such a dedicated and passionate group of educators and staff. Ours is an exemplary district, and we will continue that spirit of excellence and commitment to students for many years to come!”

Pulver earned his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, a Master’s in Educational Administration from Alliant International University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. He has served as an Adjunct professor for USC’s Rossier School of Education doctoral program and directed and taught the Association of California School Administrators Personnel Academy for the past four years. Pulver has been recognized as the District’s Principal of the Year and as the Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year for the State of California. He also received the PTSA Honorary Service Award in 2008 and again in 2015.

This article was released by the Los Alamitos Unified School District.