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Superintendent's Office


Superintendent's Department Staff

Benjamin Churchill, Ed.D., Superintendent
Phone: (760) 331-5001 

Anne Garcia, Executive Assistant
Phone: (760) 331-5002 

Dr. Churchill is a highly respected educator who is proud to serve in his sixth year as Superintendent of the Carlsbad Unified School District.

He is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning and is especially interested in classroom technology integration, early learning and kindergarten readiness, workforce development, and career pathways for all students. He previously worked in Illinois, serving as an assistant superintendent, high school principal, and high school English teacher. Ben began his 26-year career in education teaching English in China. 

In 2019, Dr. Churchill was the recipient of the Innovative Superintendent of the Year Award from San Diego’s Classroom of the Future Foundation.

Under Dr. Churchill’s leadership, the 2018 passage of the Measure HH school facilities bond is allowing Carlsbad Unified to modernize classrooms as flexible, technology-enhanced learning spaces. 

Dr. Churchill serves as an advisory member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as a member and current vice-chair of the Classroom of the Future Foundation Board of Directors, as a member of the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section (CIF-SDS) Board of Managers, and as a member and past chair of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Board of Governors. He is currently the president of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 18 Greater San Dieguito Charter and serves as ACSA Region 18’s Vice President for Legislative Action.

Dr. Churchill earned his Educational Doctorate from Argosy University, a master’s degree in school leadership from Northeastern Illinois University, a master’s degree in teaching and learning from DePaul University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Valparaiso University. Ben, his wife, and their two school-age daughters live in Carlsbad. The family is thrilled to be part of the active community of parents and other committed stakeholders in the district.

Connect with Dr. Churchill on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - @SuptChurchill