Gina Sudaria was appointed as Interim Superintendent for the Ravenswood City School District on March 28, 2019, before becoming the permanent Superintendent in July 2020. Ms. Sudaria has been with the Ravenswood City School District for approximately 21 years. She began her teaching career at Belle Haven where she taught for six years before becoming the Vice-Principal at Costaño School. In 2008, she was promoted to Principal, a position she served in for eight years, orchestrating the merger of the 49ers Academy and Costaño School and increasing the API scores by 145 points in three years. In July 2016, she became the Director of Human Resources, a position she held until she became the Director of Student Services in August 2018.
Gina Sudaria grew up in Orange County in Southern California. She has one sibling, a younger sister. She went to school in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa and following high school graduation, she attended Stanford University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. As a college student, she volunteer-tutored students from the District. She started teaching the summer of her graduation from Stanford and has never looked back.
In school she was involved in track and field, basketball and Olympic weightlifting and from that experience, she has continued to appreciate the value of mentors, particularly coaches and teachers, in the development and growth of youth as well as the professional development of teachers.
Gina promises to diligently ensure that the District moves forward while remaining student-centered with the recognition that it exists for the children and their success. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees and Ravenswood Staff, she will carry out the district’s mission and strategic priorities ensuring that decisions and actions made dismantle racism and social injustice in our schools.