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James "Jim" Symonds 
Jim Symonds
Superintendent's Message
Dear SGUSD Community,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! The San Gabriel Unified School District is committed to excellence in providing our students the skills necessary to compete and thrive in the 21st Century. Our Educational Advisory Committee (EAC), a group of parents, students, teachers, community members and administrators, have identified the key areas of focus for all of our San Gabriel Unified students. The EAC has worked together to create our Portrait of a Graduate, which lists the six competencies that we would like to see all of our students build. These competencies are:
  • Collaborator
  • Communicator
  • Empathetic
  • Global Citizen
  • Resilient
  • Creative Thinker
We believe that by building these competencies in our students, we will be providing them with the 21st Century Learning skills necessary to be successful in the future. Our focus on 21st Century Learning and nurturing our student’s social emotional well-being are what the #SANGABRIELEXPERIENCE is all about. Our dedicated faculty and their commitment to our students is exemplified in the work they do each day with our students. It is this commitment to excellence, the nurturing of the whole student, and providing cutting edge 21st Century Learning opportunities that make San Gabriel Unified an exceptional school district. Our university bound students are prepared to compete at the next level academically and they are committed to making our world more tolerant and inclusive for future generations.
I would like to thank our entire San Gabriel Unified School District Community for your support over the past few years. I look forward to working with all of you and encourage your active participation as we continue our journey together in the San Gabriel Unified School District. 
James Symonds