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New Student Health Coordinator Coming to PAUSD

Brenda Carrillo comes from Santa Clara County Office of Education

A new student services coordinator is heading to Palo Alto, the school district announced Wednesday.

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly is recommending Brenda Carrillo, who was Coordinator of Student Health and Safety at the Santa Clara County Office of Education since 2010, for appointment as Coordinator of Student Services.

The recommendation would have to be approved by the school board.

Ms. Carrillo has experience in program management, counseling and teaching, according to the announcement. She holds dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Educational Leadership. The latter degree was completed at Santa Clara University, and she is currently enrolled in an Educational Equity doctoral program at UC Berkeley. She earned her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.

Ms. Carillo also taught here, at PAUSD’s Saturday Math Academy, during 2008 to 2010.

“I am very excited to join the Palo Alto Unified School District as the Student Services Coordinator,” said Carillo. “I look forward to contributing to the significant efforts that the district and community are already engaged in to support student health and success. I hope to enhance services to students and school communities that promote well-being and academic achievement in partnership with parents, community leaders and school staff.”

Dr. Skelly said that Carillo’s experience makes her a great fit for the district.

“We are delighted that Ms. Carrillo will be joining us to do the important work of

supporting students during their journey to adulthood,” he said. “Her skills and talents will be a great addition to our team.”

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