Dr. Karen Janney is the Superintendent of the Sweetwater Union High School District. With over 37 years of secondary teaching and administrative experience, Dr. Janney brings a demonstrated record for creating and sustaining dynamic organizational capacity and educational equity.
Most recently, she served as an Executive Coach for the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) and since 2005, she has been a Lecturer and Supervisor in the San Diego State University (SDSU) Educational Leadership Department.
Dr. Janney is a graduate of Bonita Vista High School in the Sweetwater District and went on to serve as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent in Sweetwater schools.
She has been active in numerous civic and professional organizations during her career, including the California Association of School Business Officers (CASBO), the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and several others.
Dr. Janney has been recognized for her work on numerous occasions including being named a Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award winner, the ACSA State Secondary Principal of the Year, the California League of High School Region 9 Educator of the Year and a two-time Sweetwater Union High School District Administrator of the Year.