Benicia Unified School District

Superintendent’s Office

The Superintendent’s Office is responsible for working closely with our Board of Trustees, community, and staff to create and uphold our district vision and goals. In addition the Superintendent sets high performance standards and facilitates a climate in which each department works together in our mission of inspiring extraordinary achievement every day.

Superintendent

Damon J. Wright, Ed.D.

Damon J. Wright, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools for Benicia Unified School District

Damon J. Wright, Ed.D., serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Benicia Unified School District. Dr. Wright advocates for public education and has served in various capacities over a twenty-five-year span. He began his public education career supporting elementary students as a Guidance Assistant before working as School Counselor and School Psychologist. Dr. Wright served as a school site administrator for eight years and a district-level administrator for five. At the district office level, Dr. Wright worked as the Executive Director of Secondary Education for the Napa Valley Unified School District and his most recent role as Senior Director of Human Resources for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.

Dr. Wright’s educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sacramento State University, a master’s degree in School Counseling from National University, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. He has also earned Pupil Personnel Services credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology and a credential in School Administration. Dr. Wright completed the Pupil Services, Personnel Services, and Superintendent’s Academies through the Association of California School Administrators.

Dr. Wright believes “education is the great equalizer” and is poised to support student achievement in literacy and STEAM, and he remains committed to leading equity and promoting social-emotional learning through the holistic support of students. As a socially responsible leader who develops and maintains positive working relationships with the school community and industry partners, Dr. Wright will implement the District’s vision by building trust among the various stakeholder groups through the five elements of competence, consistency, concern, candor, and connection.

Dr. Wright is accessible by appointment. Please contact Georgina Martinez, Chief Assistant, for additional information.

Executive Cabinet

Leslie Beatson

Leslie Beatson

Assistant Superintendent ED Services

Khushwinder Gill

Khushwinder Gill

Assistant Superintendent Human Resources

Timothy Rahill

Timothy Rahill

Chief Business Official

Chief Assistant to the Superintendent

Georgina Martinez

Georgina Martinez

Chief Assistant to the Superintendent & Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees

Georgina Martinez is an experienced and dedicated admin professional whose passion is being of service to others. She believes her role is to be a safety net within an organization in which her support allows all to function at their very best!  She attributes her “can do” attitude and positive outlook as being the key that inspires others to achieve the possibility that she invented for her life many years ago, of impacting others in a positive way.

Superintendent Newsletter

Superintendent 2023-24 Welcome Back Newsletter

Dear BUSD Community, With privilege and honor, I welcome you to the 2023 -2024 school year as your Superintendent of Schools. I hope you had an opportunity to spend quality time with your children and that they are rested, recharged, and prepared for a rigorous and...

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Superintendent’s End of Year Thank You

BUSD Parents, The 2022-2023 school year has closed, and I thank you for entrusting the District with your children. Benicia is a special community because of the support our parents provide their children and the school community that serves them. Upon reflection, I...

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