Belmont Redwood Shores School District Board Vacancy

This message for Redwood Shores Community Members comes from the Belmont Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD):

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Trustees decided to fill the upcoming board vacancy with a provisional appointment. By statute, the Board has until April 15, 2017, to make this appointment, and we are now seeking applicants for this position. We encourage you to consider applying! Applicants must be registered voters residing in the District’s attendance area, and may not be an employee of the District.

The Board will have a vacancy due to Trustee Charles Velschow’s resignation effective March 22, 2017. The newly appointed Trustee will serve for the remainder of his term, through November 2018.

Application information can be found here. The application deadline is March 23, 2017, at 12pm. Interviews will be held on the evening of April 3, 2017.

You are welcome to forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in serving on the Board. Please reach out to me directly with questions at or 650-620-2703.


Michael Milliken
BRSSD Superintendent

Meet the Elementary School District Superintendent

Dr. Michael Milliken, the new superintendent for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District, is eager to meet the community. His top priority is to improve the District’s communication, and as part of this effort is inviting residents to join him to talk about issues that affect our school system.

Thursday, August 29th
6:30 PM
Sandpiper Community Center
(797 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065)

Everyone is invited to convene for this important meeting.There will be a similar event in Belmont on Sept. 4th – see the District’s website ( ) for details.


About Dr. Michael P. Milliken
Dr. Milliken
Dr. Milliken joined the District formally beginning on July 1, 2013. He began his career in public education as an elementary school teacher in San Diego in 1996. He subsequently served as an elementary teacher and then middle school math teacher in Maryland and was appointed as an elementary principal in Newark, California, in 2005. Dr. Milliken joined the Palo Alto Unified School District as the principal at Jordan Middle School in 2008. He served as principal for three years and is credited with creating a collaborative environment and positive school culture.

In 2011, Dr. Milliken was elevated to Director of Secondary Education in the Palo Alto Unified School District and has been responsible for supervising Palo Alto’s two high schools, as well as three middle schools and adult school.

Dr. Milliken received a BA in Political Science, and an MA and Ph.D. in Educational Administration, all from Stanford University. For two years after college, he taught English in Indonesia to students preparing to become teachers. Dr. Milliken, who is married with two daughters, has coached youth softball and soccer, and has served on the board of the educational foundation for his daughters’ school district.