Anisha Munshi has been selected as the finalist for Gilroy Unified School District’s next superintendent, the Board of Education announced May 2.
The board is scheduled to approve Munshi’s employment at its May 18 meeting.
The district has been searching for its next superintendent after Deborah Flores, who has served the district in the position for 16 years, announced her retirement in January.
Munshi earned her doctorate from San Jose State University. She also 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.
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.
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 will host an open house for the community to meet Munshi at the Neon Exchange, 7365 Monterey St., on May 21 from 1-3pm.