Mr. Mizel has over 30 years experience in public education, 20 of those in the Poway Unified School District. Prior to his current position as the Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services, Mr. Mizel served as Assistant Superintendent, Founding Principal of Del Norte High School, and Principal of Mesa Verde Middle School. He was recently named Counseling Administrator of the Year by the San Diego County Office of Education and Student Support Services Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.
Board President Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff stated, “I am confident that our entire Team PUSD’s excellent work ethic, dedication, and commitment on behalf of our students will continue under Mr. Mizel’s leadership. He has an excellent reputation, meaningful relationships, and cares deeply for each and every student and staff member in PUSD. The strength of every member of this team is vital to the important work supporting our students, families, and staff. I want to sincerely thank our community for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve these matters.”
“I was honored to be asked to serve as Interim Superintendent tonight,” said Mr. Mizel. “My interest in serving in this role is to ensure our students and staff members get the support they need as we navigate this difficult moment. One thing I’ve learned during my tenure in PUSD, our students are supported by highly skilled and incredibly dedicated people. I am confident that our best days are ahead.”