Superintendent’s Welcome / Bienvenida Superintendente

Dr. Penelope DeLeon, headshot.Dear Students, Teachers, Principals, Staff, Families and Community Members: As I begin my tenure as Superintendent of Oxnard Union High School District, I am excited, honored and humbled to lead this great district and thank the Board of Education for allowing me to serve this amazing community.  I am very impressed by what I have [...]

OUHSD moves forward with new high school

Empty field.

The Oxnard Union High School District board of trustees has chosen an architect to design the new magnet high school and performing arts center on a 77-acre property next to the Camarillo Library on Las Posas Road. The vote was made during last week’s board meeting in Oxnard. District staff will negotiate a contract with […]

Superintendent lays out ‘blueprint for greatness’

Dr. Gabe Soumakian, headshot.

Gabe Soumakian knows how to do his homework. Not only does Oxnard Union High School District’s new superintendent bring 30 years of experience to the job, but he arrives prepared and ready with a “blueprint for greatness.” He said it’s a plan for overcoming the challenges the high school district faces while focusing on the […]

Challenges for new superintendent

Dr. Soumakian, headshot.

On Monday, Gabe Soumakian will take over as the new superintendent of Oxnard Union High School District. Overseeing seven schools and nearly 16,000 students is a job that requires strong leadership, open communication, a positive vision for the future and a whole lot of patience. It appears Soumakian is a good fit. With more than […]

OUHSD Hires Dr. Gabe Soumakian as Superintendent

Dr. Soumakian, headshot.

Preparing high school students for a rapidly-changing, technologically-sophisticated world and providing them with educational options to succeed, is the mission of Dr. Gabe Soumakian, the Oxnard Union High School District’s new superintendent. “It’s a different world from what we grew up in and schools can no longer be “one-size-fits-all,’” Dr. Soumakian said. “We must offer […]

Burbank administrator chosen for Oxnard superintendent post

Oxnard Union High School District trustees have named a Burbank administrator as their new superintendent. After a closed session Saturday, the board announced it had appointed Gabe Soumakian to the post. Soumakian is an assistant superintendent in the Burbank Unified School District. “He was the best qualified of the candidates,” said board President Socorro Lopez […]

New chief of OUHSD schools will be introduced soon

Oxnard Union High School District expects to welcome a new superintendent next week. After getting a late start on the hiring process because of the unplanned retirement of Superintendent Bob Carter, OUHSD officials say they’ve got the field narrowed down to a talented group of three. “It’s a great opportunity for the district, and I’m […]