New Leadership at Martinez Unified School District
Aug 29, 2016 12:23PM
● By Jennifer Neys
The Martinez community welcomes CJ Cammack as the new Martinez Unified School District Superintendent, replacing Rami Muth, who departed last June after serving for 10 years.
Cammack has a wealth of experience in education, having worked at MJHS as vice principal, at Las Juntas Elementary as principal, at Morello Park Elementary as principal, and the district office as director of student services and asst. superintendent. “ I knew firsthand how great our teachers, administration and support staff are in MUSD. I also knew that the general community and parents of Martinez Unified were groups of people that I would be honored to work with. I was aware that Rami would be retiring in the near future, and I absolutely wanted the opportunity to earn this position, and I am grateful the board of education has provided me such an opportunity,” he stated.
Cammack intends to continue the momentum of implementing the Common Core standards, using technology to enhance student learning and incorporating more computer science into the schools. “One of the goals this year will be to allow staff across our district to collaborate with each other, receive timely support, and share their best practices to maximize student achievement,” he said.
The field of education is dynamic and demanding, and Superintendent Cammack looks forward to meeting the challenges of a diverse student population. “My goal is for each child, regardless of their personal circumstance and/or abilities, to be provided the access and the environment within our schools to maximize their individual academic potential and support their social emotional development. I believe we can provide the optimal learning conditions for all our students to reach their highest potential.”
Last year, three of the four Martinez elementary schools were recognized as California Gold Ribbon schools, and the new superintendent intends to foster the leadership role of MUSD within the county and state as a district on the forefront of education and establish programs and practices that support student learning, inclusion, and acceptance.
From a 5th grade teacher and high school baseball coach to former principal at multiple schools, Cammack is devoted to education. “It was clear to me that if I were a successful principal, I could provide a positive impact for kids on a larger scale. That same core belief has led me to the position of superintendent. If through teamwork and collaboration we provide the right environment for cultivating positive culture, trust, and accountability across an entire district, we will be able to facilitate the work of so many talented individuals who provide the direct connection to positive outcomes for students.” Cammack is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College and is married with two children, ages 9 and 5.