It is an absolute pleasure and honor to serve alongside of you as the new Superintendent of the Temple City Unified School District. I can think of no place I would rather be. When I first came to Temple City in 2014, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a warm, caring community, outstanding teachers and staff members, and students eager to learn, grow and make a difference in this world. When I left in 2018, I took a lot of great memories with me. During my time away from Temple City, I gained excellent experience and held multiple leadership roles. I consider myself blessed to be able to return to a place that I loved being a part of and sharing the knowledge and experience I have gained along the way.
It has been great seeing so many familiar faces upon returning and hearing from so many others how they are committed to the continued improvement of Temple City Unified School District. I am eager to meet and engage many more of our students, families and staff members as I visit our schools, take part in special events, and attend community functions. I will be working with our site Principals to join some of their regularly scheduled meetings in order to properly introduce myself to you.
Together, we will continue the good work in progress through cohesive and intentional collaboration that is focused on educational opportunities that expand student knowledge, understanding, and experiences, as they figure out who they want to become and what they want to do, in life. We will also build upon our excellent student achievement through the expansion and creation of programs that will optimize our educational and community goals.
I am beyond thrilled to return to a District, and community that are built on traditions and values that uphold nurturing environments, fostered through collaboration and teamwork which promote self-esteem, self-respect and achievement. I encourage everyone to take an active role in the growth and development of our students, and I look forward to meeting you as we embark upon this journey.
We are stronger TOGETHER!
Art Cunha, Ed.D.