SMUSD welcomes, promotes key leaders

San Marcos Unified School District welcomes, promotes key leaders
Posted on 10/12/2021

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Oct. 12, 2021. In honor of the Week of the School Administrator, taking place October 10-16, 2021, the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) is pleased to announce the addition and promotion of key leaders in the district.

Photo of Erin GarciaNew Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. SMUSD welcomes Erin Garcia (pictured left) as the new Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. Garcia fills the role joining the San Marcos Unified School District most recently from the Lakeside Union School District, serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the last six years. “I am thrilled to join San Marcos Unified School District and look forward to leading the critical work of the Business Services department,” said Garcia. 

With 19 years of school business administration experience, Garcia will oversee a wide range of financial and business services of the district, including budget preparation, property procurement, capital projects, contracts & negotiations, working with local and state officials, and more. “We are thrilled to have Erin join the team,” remarked SMUSD Superintendent Dr. Andy Johnsen. “She brings a strong background and skill set to the role, and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to take our Business Services to new heights.”

Photo of Dr. Tiffany CampbellPromotion of Dr. Tiffany Campbell to Deputy Superintendent. In addition to the new role, SMUSD’s current Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services was promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Educational Services (pictured left). Campbell’s new role will continue to lead all aspects of educational and instructional services at the district, and expand her oversight to include an emphasis on leadership development for principals, and a broader role of district operations. “I have been a part of the SMUSD family for over 15 years, and look forward to continuing to provide a world-class education for the students in our community,” said Campbell. 

Campbell brings over 25 years of teaching and administrative experience to the San Marcos Unified School District, including serving as the principal of San Marcos High School and San Marcos Middle School, as well as the Director of Secondary Education, before transitioning into an Assistant Superintendent role. “Dr. Campbell’s strengths and wealth of knowledge about the district, staff, and families is evident. It is imperative to elevate her to this role and empower her to continue the stellar work throughout the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Johnsen. 

Throughout the year, and especially during this Week of the School Administrator, SMUSD honors the leaders throughout the district who work each day to provide educational excellence to all students. “A school district simply cannot function without great leadership, and in the last 18 months it has been especially challenging” remarks Superintendent Dr. Johnsen. “To all of our exceptional leaders, thank you for continuing to bring your best and put our students first every day.”