Brea Olinda Unified School District names new superintendent

The Brea Olinda Unified School District has found its next superintendent in deputy Superintendent and Chief Human Resource Officer Brinda Leon. The BOUSD educator will be moving into her new role as district superintendent, pending approval by the Board of Education on June 9. 

“I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents, and community to continue building an exceptional educational program while forging innovative partnerships to enhance opportunities for students,” Leon shared. “I’m committed to ensuring that all students have the ability to reach their full potential becoming productive members of an ever-changing global society, and am thrilled that I will be able to be a part of an integral part of the process.”

Brea Olinda Unified Superintendent Brinda Leon
Brinda Leon

As a public educator for over 23 years, Leon has worked in various capacities of the district’s administration. Through her most recent position as deputy superintendent, district officials said Leon helped to establish strategic plan initiatives and guide the district’s COVID-19 pandemic response. She simultaneously made partnerships with the community and local associations to support the success of students and staff. 

“Brinda Leon believes deeply in our mission, vision and core values and we are confident that she will continue to lead BOUSD to the next level of academic excellence,” Board of Education President Carrie Flanders said. Flanders also cited Leon’s leadership skills and compassionate nature as an essential part of the district. 

The Brea Olinda Unified School District serves more than 6,000 students in the northeast region of Orange County with six elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, one online academy and one continuation high school. 

In the superintendent selection process, input was gathered by the search firm Leadership Associates through virtual meetings and surveys with 125 respondents. The search consisted of 35 meeting sessions and collecting data from 1,548 survey respondents in order to get feedback from the parents, students and the community. 

Leon will begin her new position as district superintendent on July 1, 2022.