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Pittsburg Unified School District

Every Scholar, Every Day. They Deserve Nothing Less Than Our Best.

Pittsburg Unified School District

Every Scholar, Every Day. They Deserve Nothing Less Than Our Best.


Superintendent Dr. Janet Schulze, Ed.D

Dr. Janet Schulze, Ed.D.

Dr. Janet Schulze has served as Superintendent of Pittsburg Unified School District since July of 2014. Prior to coming to Pittsburg, she was the Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). While at SFUSD, Dr. Schulze led the implementation of the district’s equity focused strategic plan. Prior to that, she was a high school principal in SFUSD, an assistant principal in El Paso, Texas, and she began her career as a seventh grade English and reading teacher in El Paso. While in graduate school, she also worked for the states of Massachusetts and New York evaluating Charter Schools. Dr. Schulze received her B.S. in Secondary Education and English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas, El Paso. Her Master’s Degree of Education, along with her Doctor of Education are from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was also in the Urban Superintendents Program. Her dissertation topic was on, “English language learners’ experience of high school refor
Portrait of Hitesh Haria

Mr. Hitesh Haria

Mr. Hitesh Haria serves as the Associate Superintendent of Business Services at Pittsburg Unified School District. He has led operations in the K-12 sector for over sixteen years. He's served in Washington D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Memphis, Tennessee; Oakland and Vallejo City Unified School District. During these experiences he served as Deputy Superintendent of Business Operations, Chief of Business Operations, and Chief Business Officer. Additionally, his career includes five years of international business and finance experience in the private sector, as well as more than nine years of experience in government service. Mr. Haria earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. He has also studied Managing for Execution, High Performance Leadership, and Change Leadership at Cornell University. Mr. Haria completed a School Business Management Certificate Program at the University of Southern California. Professional affiliations include: Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO).
Nancie Castro

Ms. Nancie Castro

Ms. Nancie Castro serves Pittsburg Unified School District as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Ms. Castro came to PUSD from Jefferson School District as their Director of Human Resources and Curriculum and has been in Human Resources for seven years. Prior to Human Resources, Ms. Castro served in Principal and Assistant Principal positions since 1997. Ms. Castro received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Administrative Services Credential, and Single Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, East Bay.
Anthony Molina, M.Ed.

Mr. Anthony Molina, M.Ed.

Mr. Anthony Molina serves Pittsburg Unified School District as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, a role he assumed in July 2019. Mr. Molina has great pride for the City of Pittsburg. He was born and raised in our community and has a commitment to the children and the quality of education in Pittsburg. After graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1994, he attended Los Medanos College. He transferred to California State East Bay and graduated with a B.A. in English and a Minor in music. In 1999, he began his career in education as an English teacher at Pittsburg High School. After seven years of teaching, he was promoted to Assistant Principal of Pittsburg High School. Mr. Molina became the Principal of Hillview Junior High School in 2010 and remained in this role for five years before becoming Executive Director of Educational Services in 2017. Mr. Molina earned his Teaching Credential, Administrative Credential, and Masters in Educational Leadership from Chapman University.
Anthony Molina, M.Ed.

Dr. J.C. Farr

Dr. J.C. Farr, III is an educator with 26 years of experience, serving 9 years as a teacher and 17 years as an administrator at various sites. J.C. began his career in the West Contra Costa USD teaching Social Studies at Kennedy High School and LaVonya DeJean Middle School. J.C. returned to school attending the Principal’s Leadership Institute at UC Berkeley where he gained his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and his Administrative Service Credential. Upon graduating from UC-Berkeley, J.C. worked for 5 years as an Assistant Principal at Bancroft Middle School in San Leandro. Following Bancroft, J.C. moved into the Assistant Principal role at Castro Valley High School. For three years J.C. worked with approximately 1,000 students covering every aspect of their education from scheduling, Special Education services, developing 504’s, and discipline.  For one year J.C. served as an Administrative Vice-Principal at Menlo-Atherton High School, an economically and racially diverse school. The next year, J.C. promoted into the role of Principal at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, CA. Upon arriving at Tam, J.C. worked quickly to implement professional development on Courageous Conversations about Race. From J.C.’s initial work, over 1000 people in Marin County have been trained using the CCR protocol, raising racial consciousness throughout the County.
In 2022, J.C. obtained his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington with his capstone project focused on the Success Network as a strategy to increase achievement for Black students. J.C. is inspired by the work of his students. J.C. joins Pittsburg USD in 2023 as the Executive Director of Equity, Access, and Success and looks forward to continuing the work of accelerating student achievement.