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Kathy Miracle Named Superintendent of Gold Oak USD

01:05 AM - May 10, 2023

At their meeting on Tuesday, May 9, the Gold Oak Union School District (GOUSD) Board voted unanimously for Kathy Miracle to become their new district superintendent. After the vote, Kathy expressed, “I am so excited to begin serving and supporting the GOUSD community! I look forward to continuing the traditions and hard work that have made GOUSD successful and will work collaboratively with staff and families to promote and challenge the intellectual, creative, physical, and social development of all Gold Oak USD students.”

Jerald Soracco. GOUSD Board President, remarked, “We are honored to have someone of such caliber and experience join our team. We look forward to working together to make GOUSD an even better place for our students to grow.”

With over 26 years of experience in the education sector, Kathy brings to our district a wealth of knowledge and expertise in impactful instruction, curriculum development, and data-driven results. She believes every child deserves to reach their full potential and is committed to transparency, honesty, accountability, and hard work.

Kathy has an extensive background in building connections and relationships with those she serves, demonstrating outstanding communication skills, and maintaining an upbeat leadership style that values collaboration and continuous improvement. She has maintained integrity and genuine compassion for all students, staff, and families throughout her career.

Kathy has served as principal at Lakeview Elementary School since 2016, contributing significantly to the school’s success. Before that, she was principal at Green Valley Elementary School from 2011 to 2016. Her exceptional leadership, professionalism, and dedication to the education community have earned her high esteem.

Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, noted, “Kathy Miracle’s passion for educating students and supporting educators is evident by her proven success in the schools she has served. She will be an exceptional leader for GOUSD and their community.”

She will begin her position on July 1, 2023. For more information regarding GOUSD, visit

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