Dear Livermore Community:
As we begin the 2016 - 2017 academic year, I continue to be honored to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. There is a magic about the first day of school. It’s the start of a new year, new friendships, new opportunities, new challenges, and new growth. I am eager to renew our commitment to “inform, inspire, include and innovate” throughout our work as educators and supporters of students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.
This fall we welcome over 12,900 students to our schools - many of them new to our district. We also welcome 100 new employees. This summer, LVJUSD was honored, for the third time, as a Top Workplace, awarded by the Bay Area News Group for being one of the top 100 places to work in 2016. All of us who work in the Livermore schools are excited this fall to launch a new school year, and we look forward to graduating the Class of 2017 with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in our changing world.
It is truly a pleasure to begin this year knowing that our community supports the work we do in our schools. With the passage of Measure J, Livermore voters pledged to upgrade school facilities so that each and every classroom will be equipped with the technology and resources to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century. Watch for more information on facilities improvements made possible by Measure J.
I am privileged to work with you as partners on behalf of our students and the Livermore community we call home.
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Kelly Bowers Biography
Superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD)
Superintendent Bowers is a product of Bay Area public schools, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from UC Berkeley, earning her Administrative Credential and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Cal State University East Bay, and earning her Doctor of Education from UC Berkeley, as part of the Leadership for Educational Equity Program (LEEP). She is married to a graduate of Livermore High School, and together they have three children, who have all earned college degrees after graduating from Livermore public schools.
Superintendent Bowers has extensive professional experience as an educator: thirteen years as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher in both urban and suburban settings, as well as seventeen years of site and district level administrative experience. Bowers taught math, science, English, social science, drama, theatre arts, journalism and leadership in the New Haven Unified School District and in Livermore schools. She served as an Activities and Athletic Director, Teacher on Special Assignment, middle school principal, Director of Curriculum and Special Projects, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services prior to being appointed LVJUSD Superintendent of Schools in May 2010. Now in her 7th year as Superintendent, Dr. Bowers continues to nurture community and industry partnerships to benefit students and enhance their educational experiences and prospects. She is civic-minded and encourages community members to recognize the value of investing time and resources in public education. Continued...