Hello and welcome to the Whittier Union High School District website. I am Dr. Monica Oviedo and I have the privilege to serve as Whittier Union’s newest Superintendent. Although new to this role, I’m not new to our district and this amazing community. Over the past 25 years, I’ve served in various capacities including teacher, assistant principal, principal of both Santa Fe High (2004 - 2009) and Pioneer High (2009-2016). Most recently, I led the Business Services Division (2016-2020) and currently lead the Educational Services Division as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
Serving students and families of the greater Whittier community is deeply personal for me. I was born and raised in Whittier, attended many of our local schools and have continued to make Whittier my home. As a long-time resident, I am deeply committed to ensuring that every one of our students receive a first-class education taught by a highly qualified and collaborative team of teachers, counselors, support staff and administrators in state of the art facilities.
Over the years, I’ve been asked Why do you choose to lead? My response is always the same: because I want for the students of our schools, what I would want for my own two sons - a college education. I know that a college education is an advantage for life. Our Whittier Union students who graduate college- and career-ready have demonstrated that they are effective communicators, quality producers, critical thinkers and collaborative workers. As such, they are very likely to contribute to the success of their families and uplift our communities.
I’m genuinely looking forward to this new role in which to serve and doing Whatever It Takes to ensure our students continue To Achieve and Maintain Excellence.