Interim Superintendent Martinez-Poulin Completes Contract, and Bids Farewell

Interim Culver City Unified School Superintendent Dr. Maria Martinez-Poulin has come to the end of her time with the district, and offered a formal farewell to the community. “When I joined CCUSD back in the fall, I promised to focus on nurturing and ushering this amazing district through the full-time superintendent search and hire, and together, we have accomplished that. As Dr. Brian Lucas works diligently during his first 100 days as CCUSD’s Superintendent, it is time for me to leave you in his capable hands.”

The abrupt departure of Superintendent Quoc Tran left the district with a need for short term help, and two Superintendents filled the seat while the district hired a new permanent leader for the administration. Initially, the post went to Dr. Steven Keller, but the rules on how long an interim could serve meant the district needed a second interim, and Dr. Martinez-Poulin filled that position. 

Martinez-Poulin helped to write Measure E, the school bond on the March ballot, and also worked on SB 1338, a state bill that would exempt the district from fiscal penalties for failing to maintain the requisite number of instructional days due to the emergency school closures during COVID in 2022. 

Photo caption – AVPA Director Dr. Tony Spano, CCEF Executive Director Wendy Hamill, Linwood E. Howe Principal Casey Chabola, Dr Martinez-Poulin, Vice Mayor Dan O’Brien, and Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Mike Reynolds

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