Brett W. McFadden was unanimously appointed superintendent for the Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) effective July 1, 2018. Brett brings more than 23 years of education policy and leadership experience to the district. He is recognized statewide for his expertise in school finance, governance, and effective administration and leadership of TK – Adult instructional programs.
Prior to his appointment as NJUHSD’s new superintendent, Brett served as the associate superintendent in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD). In this capacity, he oversaw and led the district’s Business Services Division. This included oversight over Budget and Fiscal Services, Purchasing, Maintenance/Operations/Facilities, Bond Programs, Risk/Safety/Liability, Transportation, Energy Management, and Nutrition Services. He also played a key leadership role in the development and operation of the district
Prior to MPUSD, Brett served as Chief Business Official (CBO) for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in the Monterey Bay area. For 10 years, he also oversaw the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Management Services Program as Director of Management Services. He provided consultation expertise on fiscal, negotiations, and operational services to more than 220 local education agencies statewide. Prior to joining ACSA, Brett served as a legislative consultant and chief-of-staff in the California Legislature. He got his start as a budget and staff analyst for the County of Orange Management and Budget Office.’s major instructional programs and strategies.
Unique among many superintendents, Brett also possesses a wealth of experience in school and public agency governance and policy development. He was appointed, and eventually elected, to the Board of Trustees for the Roseville City School District (K-8) from 2007-2010. Over Brett’s career, he has served on various appointed commissions and oversight bodies involving regional planning, economic development, and local government services. He also teaches school finance, leadership, and operations courses for various credentialing and professional development programs statewide.
Brett has a bachelor of arts in political science from California State University Long Beach and a master of arts degree in public administration and policy from the University of Arizona. He is certified as a CBO by the California Association of School Business Officials.
Brett’s wife, Marci, and children currently live in Aptos. Marci is the Chief of Staff for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. She will be relocating to the area to join Brett after their youngest son completes high school in 2019. They have two children - Jack (20) and Ryan (17). Both attend public schools where they currently reside.