Paso Robles Joint Unified School District names new leader


PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has been filling its top vacancies with candidates close to home.

The home-grown trend continued Tuesday morning, May 7, when the district announced the hiring of Curt Dubost as its next superintendent.

“I am very proud of the confidence they have in me,” states Dr. Dubost of the Board’s decision to offer him a three-year contract. “My commitment to students has shown in all the districts where I have worked, and I plan on people seeing my commitment to students in Paso Robles as well,” said Dubost.

Dubost should be a familiar name as he comes from a family of educators with longtime family roots in North San Luis Obispo County dating back to the 1880’s. Dubost was superintendent of the Templeton Unified School District from 1992-2002 and the Taft Unified School District superintendent from 2002-2007.

Dubost came out of retirement to lead the San Miguel Joint Union School District in 2009 until present day.

“We’re very happy to have an experienced school administrator to lead our district,” said Joel Peterson, Board President of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees. “During the search process, the board looked for a candidate who possessed the leadership skills and experience for guiding a district such as ours.”

Dubost’s wife Kate, is a retired longtime educator from the Atascadero and Paso Robles school districts, and his son, Ted, is a member of the Templeton Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Dubost was selected as a finalist among over 30 candidates who applied for the position in a search performed by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education.

Dubost holds both a bachelor’s with Honors in English, and a master’s in English Education from Stanford University, and a doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California.

The contract is scheduled to be approved by the Paso Robles Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 14.

Dubost was introduced to the staff at a Year End Celebration on Tuesday, May 7.

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District serves over 6,200 students in the Paso Robles, San Miguel, and Pleasant Valley areas.

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