White Oaks Principal Appointed

We are pleased to announce that the SCSD Board appointed three principals at the board meeting last night.  

First, we want to thank the many volunteers who served on several panels of teachers, parents, classified staff and administrators to conduct interviews over the past two months. Our administrative team skillfully facilitated a thorough interview process and led thoughtful discussions about the strengths and qualities of the candidates. Selected finalists were moved forward to the District Cabinet team for consideration.  Each appointee was carefully considered and each brings with them varied experiences that will contribute greatly to the success of their schools and to our newly formed leadership team. We congratulate all three principal appointees and know you will join us in giving them all a warm welcome to the San Carlos School District community! 


Leah Scholer, White Oaks Elementary School

Leah comes to the San Carlos School District with over 10 years leadership and educational experience. For the past three years she has been serving as the Response to Intervention/Instruction Specialist and serves as the Administrator Designee at McKinley Elementary School in Burlingame School District. Previously, she taught 2nd and 3rd grade for eight years in Burlingame. She has a broad range of experience leading and supporting teachers in instructional design and implementation, with a focus on second language learners and learning disabilities. Leah has experience with Reader’s Writer’s Workshop, Project Based Learning and integration of technology into the instructional program. She most recently launched the McKinley Creativity Lab and has worked in collaboration with San Mateo County Office of Education to integrate innovative learning experiences across all grade levels.

Meet and Greet: Allison Liner, current White Oaks Principal and Interim Assistant Superintendent will introduce Leah to the White Oaks community on Monday, June 11th at 8:30am at the White Oaks MUR.  

Once again, thank you to our panel members for assisting in selecting strong, caring, experienced leaders who will continue the strong leadership in our exceptional schools of the San Carlos Schools District!