Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Dr. Katie McNamara has served as the Superintendent of the South Bay Union School District since July 2013. Prior to her appointment, Dr. McNamara served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services in the Solana Beach School District and as a Principal in the Del Mar Union School District. She began her teaching career in 1986 in the Riverside Unified School District where she worked for fifteen years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. Dr. McNamara has held leadership positions on several education-related organizations, including the Association of California School Administrators. Her positions have included Vice President of Legislative Action and Co-Chair of the statewide Superintendency Council. In 2018, she was named Region 18 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.