Meet the PUSD Administration

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Randall Booker
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Booker was hired to become the new Superintendent in July 2015, after an extensive talent search that involved students, parents, staff and community members. He had served as the PUSD Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services since July 2011, after joining the Piedmont Unified School District administrative team in 2003 as the Assistant Principal at Piedmont High School. He has worked in various teaching, coaching, and administrative capacities in Albany USD, Cardinal Newman High School, and Piedmont High School.


Ruth Alahydoian
Chief Financial Officer



Cheryl Wozniak, PhD
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

Dr. Wozniak was promoted to Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, after being hired as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in 2014 and coming from Havens School where she had served as Principal for two years.


Hillary Crissinger
Director of Special Education

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Stephanie Griffin
Director of Instructional Technology


Shannon Fierro, Principal
Adult Education


Peter Palmer
Director of Facilities

Hired in July 2015, Mr. Palmer is graduate of Piedmont High School and UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies, and has held a Class B CSLB General Contractors License for over 25 years. Mr. Palmer has served as a Commercial and Construction Project Manager for Vila Construction, PUSD’s Construction Manager of the Seismic Safety Bond Program, and most recently as Production Manager at McCutcheon Construction, where he managed more than 20 field staff and 10 office staff for residential remodeling projects.



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