Dear Livermore Community:
A Culture of Gratitude
I am both grateful and proud to live and work in a community that highly values the education of children. Each day of the school year, our teachers, administrators, and support staff create engaging, relevant lessons that excite our students as learners. I am especially grateful this year for their unwavering commitment as they welcome students to our classrooms even after school has started. Each student and each family in our District bring unique contributions to the larger mosaic that make us a true reflection of the community. Thank you, all.
Our work as educators does not happen in isolation. Community involvement is key to making our schools great. Daily, on each of our campuses, community support is evident: volunteers, materials, and services that help our schools run well and nourish our students even after they leave. This month, we are particularly honored by gifts from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and the Livermore Valley Education Foundation. Thank you, Livermore, for your support of our facilities, and of our students and staff!
This month, as school communities and as families, we celebrate Thanksgiving. I wish each of you a happy holiday, and I thank you all for giving so much each day of the year.
With heartfelt gratitude,
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...