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For immediate release: GUSD Board of Education announces Superintendency finalist
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Dr. Anisha Munshi

Gilroy, CA – The Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Anisha Munshi has been selected as the finalist for the Superintendency of the Gilroy Unified School District, pending Board approval at the May 18 regular meeting.     

Dr. Munshi earned her doctorate from San Jose State University.  She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree, both from National University.  She currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Professional Learning and Educational Progress Division for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).  She has also been the Assistant Superintendent of the Human Resources Division and the Director of Human Resources for SCCOE. 

Dr. Munshi began her career in education with the Gilroy Unified School District, first as an elementary school teacher, and then as an assistant principal at South Valley Middle School and Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.  She was also the principal at South Valley Middle School from 2011-2016, and served as a Trustee for the GUSD Board of Education from 2018-2020. 

Dr. Munshi resides in Gilroy with her husband, and is the mother of two adult daughters, both of whom are graduates of Gilroy High School.

The Board of Education will host an open house for the community to meet Dr. Munshi at the Neon Exchange (7365 Monterey Highway in Gilroy) on Sunday, May 21, from 1:00-3:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  


The Gilroy Unified School District serves almost 11,000 students in 14 schools, including two comprehensive high schools, one early college academy, one continuation high school, three middle schools and seven elementary schools.  With over 1,100 employees, Gilroy Unified School District is the largest employer in the city.