Grant Bennett is the Superintendent of the Perris Union High School District in Riverside County, California. Mr. Bennett has spent 31 of his 33 years in education serving the students, staff, and community of PUHSD. Mr. Bennett began his career as a math teacher at Perris High School in 1993 after teaching for two years in Orange County. He also served as a baseball coach, athletic director, and Assistant Principal before becoming Principal of Perris High School in 2000. As PUHSD continued to grow in student enrollment and a new high school was planned, Mr. Bennett was not only instrumental in leading the educational programming and facility design efforts; he was also the founding Principal when Heritage High School opened in 2007. In 2009, Mr. Bennett was promoted to Director of Pupil Services and later Director of Learning Support Services before becoming Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in 2015; in early 2016, he was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as Superintendent.
As a site-level administrator, Mr. Bennett was skilled at building relationships that positively impacted the larger Perris community. In his various roles as a district administrator and now as Superintendent, he continues as a servant leader who puts students first and builds the trust amongst his staff necessary to move the entire school district forward. He was the driving force behind the implementation of Common Core at PUHSD and has also been an instrumental part of the district's Scholar+ Program 1:1 Chromebook program.
Mr. Bennett has contributed to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accrediting commission. He has also been extremely active in the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) at the state and local chapter levels, holding various leadership roles. Mr. Bennett has also been heavily involved in the Perris Community, serving for more than ten years on the Board of Directors for the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce, including five years as President. In addition, Mr. Bennett has been a member of the Rotary Club of Perris for over 23 years.
Mr. Bennett received his Bachelor's Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Mathematics and a Master's Degree from National University in Educational Administration. Grant has been married to his wife Pam for more than 38 years. They have three children: Anthony, Emma, and John. He lives with his family in Murrieta, California.
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As the chief executive officer of the Perris Union High School District, the Superintendent implements all Board decisions and manages the instructional operations of the schools. Additionally, the Superintendent serves as a member of the District’s governance team and has responsibilities to support Board operations and decision-making.