Gregg Haulk chosen to become the next superintendent of Eureka City Schools

Board president Judy Anderson stated "board members were very impressed with his record of creating successful programs to raise student achievement, building positive school and community connections, his experience in curriculum and staff development, and his open communication style. Mr. Haulk has also worked proactively with enrollment decline in rural schools and has experience with facility modernization. We are excited about the future of Eureka City Schools and the leadership our new superintendent will bring to the district."

Haulk has served as superintendent of Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified since February 2006. He has been an educator in California schools for 18 years, serving as a classroom teacher, middle school principal and principal/superintendent. His experience also includes preschool education, alternative education and volleyball coach. Haulk received his B.A. in liberal studies from California State University, San Bernardino, a multiple subjects teaching credential from the University of LaVerne, an M.S. in education from National University in San Diego, and an administrative services credential from California State University, Chico.

"I am honored to be selected as the next superintendent of the Eureka City Schools," said Haulk. "I am excited to become a member of such a successful team and look forward to learning the culture of the district and contributing to its success. The combination of working and living in the Eureka area and moving to a district that had many of the components that I was looking for, made Eureka City Schools my first choice. My family and I are looking forward to moving into the area, participating in the schools and the community and starting a long-lasting relationship."

Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District has seven schools, including regular education, special education and alternative education facilities. Haulk was responsible for developing new programs, conducting staff development including an alternative education program, adoption of new curriculum and a distance learning program.

Anderson also credits the community with its involvement in the search process. "The Board wants to thank the community and Eureka City Schools employees for their guidance in the superintendent selection. In December 2006, over 100 people communicated with our search firm about the characteristics they would like to see in a new superintendent. Major themes emerged from these communications that helped us in our decision."

A community reception for Haulk is planned for Monday, May 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school district's board room, 3200 Walford Avenue.