Campbell Union High School District Says Goodbye to Patrick Gaffney

To the Campbell Union High School District Community,

It has been my privilege to have worked with you these past seventeen school years.  I want to thank each of you who have dedicated your time and careers to the most noble of all pursuits, serving the youth that our community has entrusted to us. 

The collective impact that we and our predecessors have attained for our District is immeasurable. Together we exemplify what it means to be courageous, determined and selfless so that students thrive.  I take great pride in knowing we have made a difference in the lives of so many students and their families. 

When I first joined our District in 1999 I was struck by the by the powerful camaraderie, dedication and loyalty that our employees, parents, students and community members demonstrated.  Each year I have witnessed extraordinary efforts of individuals in our District, and have been inspired by and have learned from so many of you.  Your relentless pursuit of providing students with the finest education possible is remarkable. 

To the employees of our District, I have thoroughly enjoyed your support, your sense of humor, your enthusiasm, and your intellect as we embraced challenges together.  It has been a pleasure to have served our community with you, and I will miss you tremendously.   

I want to especially thank and recognize our Board of Trustees for their unwavering support and steadfast vision, as well as my cabinet for their tireless efforts. 

Our District has always celebrated reinventing itself.  Strategically we have repeatedly adapted to our environment, and boldly pursued change.  I know we are poised for our future to meet the challenges that face us as a community and as a District.  I eagerly look forward to the ongoing success of the District, and hope that our paths meet again at some point in the near future.

Patrick K. Gaffney