Dear Upland Unified School District Staff, Parents, Students, and Community Members:
I am honored to serve as your new Superintendent of Schools and I look forward to having the opportunity to experience first-hand the outstanding academic and co-curricular programs offered throughout the district.
Serving as an educator for the last 30 years has been a privilege for sure, although more than anything, I remind myself each day of the enormity of the responsibility we have to our children.
I began as an instructional aide in a pre-school and I remember looking forward to completing my college degree so I could get my start as a high school counselor, a dream I realized and enjoyed for eight years. I then transitioned to school administration and served as a middle school and high school assistant principal, middle school and high school principal, Director of Student Services, and Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, prior to arriving in Upland in mid-June. I have toured the community and I have met many wonderful people who are truly dedicated to U.U.S.D.
There is no question that we are faced with unprecedented fiscal challenges. In order to achieve a balanced budget, it is imperative that we come together as a united school community on behalf of the students we serve. It is my responsibility as your Superintendent to guide the district to achieve fiscal solvency in order to return our sole focus to providing a world class education for our fine students.
Having recently moved to Upland, I look forward to immersing myself in the community and seeing you during the school day and at school and local events. I plan to be visible, accessible, and attentive to your concerns. Upland Unified has rich traditions, phenomenal teachers and staff members, dedicated parents, and highly capable students. If we work together with a common purpose, we can accomplish greatness. I look forward to the journey.
With Upland pride,
Nancy Kelly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools