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Meet the Interim Superintendent – John Roach, Ed.D.

Dr. John Roach will be guiding the District temporarily as the Governing Board seeks to replace retiring Superintendent, Melissa Hunt. Since his own retirement from Carlsbad Unified School District, where he served as Superintendent for eight years, Dr. Roach has been busy consulting and assisting school districts in improving their operations. He specializes in sharing his expertise in collective bargaining and governance with Superintendents and school board members throughout California.   He is also the Director of the New Superintendent Seminar Series for the Association of California School Administrators. He is familiar with the San Marcos Unified School District and is committed to ensuring that the smooth and effective operation of the District continues.

Prior to his move to Carlsbad, Dr. Roach served as superintendent of the Charter Oak Unified School District.  He has also served as an Associate Superintendent, Principal and Teacher.  In his personal life, he is a dedicated fan of the USC Trojans, plays “mediocre” golf, enjoys reading in his favorite recliner, and is learning to fly fish. He and his wife, Johanna, enjoy their home in Carlsbad and traveling to visit their three children and three adorable grandchildren.