The Board approved Dr. Sheila Murphy-Brewer, currently Principal of Pomeroy Elementary School, as Executive Director of Human Relations.
During the meeting, Superintendent Cheryl Jordan explained: “I’m really excited because we’ve had an assistant supt. position open since July 1. And while we’ve had a few people pop up as potentials, none who fit the bill. So I spoke with the Board and came up with a different strategy for recruitment. The position of Executive Director doesn’t need to know everything that an assistant supt. does; however, needs to have the acumen and interpersonal skills and the know-how as far as learning quickly to become a part of the team, and Dr. Sheila Murphy Brewer applied and stepped up to the plate, and I’m really glad to welcome her in this new role.”
Afterward, Mrs. Jordan invited Sheila to share a few words: “I would like to thank you, Cheryl, and the board for taking a chance on someone who doesn’t have the HR experience but loves this district deeply and passionately. I was just at dinner with the Pomeroy staff and we cried a million tears when I told them yesterday and said goodbye. But half of them are happy tears because we know that in the ‘Culture of We’, I’m not going anywhere first of all, but I’m going to be here in Milpitas hopefully doing great things that support 10,000 kids and not just 700 in the school.”