School Board Unanimously Approves Employment Contract for New Superintendent Karl Mueller

Posted by: Jennifer Landry 1 year, 8 months ago

School Board Unanimously Approves Employment Contract for New Superintendent Karl Mueller

Last night the Coronado Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved a three-year employment contract for their new Superintendent Karl Mueller beginning July 1, 2016. Mr. Mueller replaces current Coronado Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Felix, who is retiring after 30 years in education. The approval of the contract was in a regular meeting of the Board held after a "Meet & Greet" social gathering to welcome the new Superintendent.

"Returning to Coronado Unified is an exciting professional opportunity," said Karl. "To once again work alongside an amazingly dedicated faculty while reconnecting with a community that values the promise and potential of each child is a dream come true."

Karl Mueller was raised in San Diego County and has been an educator in California since 1997 as a math and history teacher, Court and Community School teacher, Special Education Resource teacher, director of a Charter School, and as an administrator for comprehensive public high school students. Karl graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in History and earned his Masters Degree in Education from Point Loma Nazarene. Karl is married to his wife, Lia, and enjoys exploring the world with his two sons, William and Finnegan.

Karl proudly served the staff and students of Coronado High School (CHS) as principal and ROP/CTE director for eight years. At CHS, Karl was passionate about creating opportunities for his students to identify and select, with purpose, placements for '13th Grade' or other academic opportunities. He developed CTE Pathway courses, matriculated courses with local community colleges, and forged a 'guaranteed admission' compact with San Diego State University. He was also instrumental in expanding post-secondary opportunities for students through the Coronado Pathways Charter School.

Mr. Mueller began serving as principal at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) in the San Dieguito Union High School District in 2013. During his tenure at CCA, Karl supported a growing enrollment (from 1750 to 2500 students), facilitated engaging professional development experiences for staff in both CCSS and NGSS, developed a 'Raven Wellness' program and curricula that focuses on the health and balance of all members of the CCA community, and established meaningful relationships with staff, parents, and students.