Following an extensive search for a new superintendent, the Plumas Unified School District Board of Trustees announced today, Dec. 15, the finalist for the position of superintendent. It is anticipated that the appointment of William Roderick as the district’s next superintendent will be ratified on Jan. 5, 2022, at the regular meeting of the Board of Education. He will succeed Superintendent Terry Oestreich who is retiring at the end of the school year.
The board made its decision with input gathered from parents, staff, and community members regarding the qualities of the next superintendent. Rick Fischer and Tom Changon of Leadership Associates assisted the board in its search.
Roderick is the Senior Director of Student Services at the Lake County Office of Education. An educator since 2000, he began his career as a high school geography teacher. He later became an athletic director, vice-principal, and principal in the Placer Union High School District. He served for twelve years as the principal of Middletown High School in Lake County. He also coached football, wrestling, and track and field.
During his tenure at Middletown High School, the Middletown community was devastated by the Valley Fire. Mr. Roderick led the school district’s recovery efforts, including getting the high school reopened and providing support for students, families, and staff.
He believes his duty as an educator is to provide every student with the best chances of success and, as an administrator, to foster the learning environment for students through our teachers. Additionally, he believes in community involvement and community service and has served as a school district trustee, and currently serves on the board of the Yuba Community College District, representing Lake, Colusa, and Glenn Counties.
Roderick and his wife, Shaun, have two daughters in college and plan to move to Plumas County, where he looks forward to spending his free time pursuing his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and golf.
Over the next six months, Roderick will work with the board and PUSD leadership to build upon the work accomplished during Superintendent Oestreich’s tenure.