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162 K-8 School District Employees Made Over $100K

New records show all the salaries of Redwood City School District employees.

162 K-8 School District Employees Made Over $100K

One hundred and sixty-two employees in the made over $100,000 in salary and benefits in 2011 and six made over $150,000, according to data recently released by Bay Area News Group.

The online database was created as part of an ongoing public records project started by Bay Area News Group that has detailed the spending for 271 government agencies throughout the Bay Area.

The data shows the cost of salaries, medical insurance and retirement benefits and other compensation for more than 185,000 workers at counties, cities, special districts and school districts that released the information under the state public records act.

To compare, see of the highest paid city employees.

Some highlights for the Redwood City School District:

Out of the city's 1,429 full-time and part-time employees, Superintendent Jan Christensen made the most with a salary of $176,435 and a total compensation of $227,028. She is the only employee in the district to make more than $200,000.

The top 28 paid officials are all administrators, directors, principals and assistant principals.

The highest paid teacher—Gail Gregg— is a Special Education Teacher for the visually impaired with a salary of $86,640 and total compensation of $128,121.

In contrast, more recently hired teachers make a salary of $25,000 to $30,000.

Here is a breakdown, by total compensation, of the 25 top-paid district employees in 2011:

NameTitleSalaryTotal Cost of Employment**Janet Christensen Superintendent $176, 435 $227,028 Raul Parungao Chief Business Official $157,590 $198,178 John Baker Deputy Superintendent $151,442 $182,383 Donald Dias Director of Maintenance & Operation $125,319 $157,166 Joshua Griffith Principal () $125,549 $151,458 Michelle Griffith Principal (Garfield) $125,549 $150,348 Linda Montes Principal () $125,549 $149,702 Philip Lind Principal () $125,549 $148,662 Raymond Dawley Principal () $125,549 $148,543 Rosemarie Perez Director of English Language $125,319 $148,345 Lynne Griffiths Principal () $124,000 $147,689 Warren Sedar Assistant Principal (Selby Lane) $125,549 $147,641 Cathy Okubo Principal () $125,549 $145,830 Gregory Land Principal () $120,975 $142,657 Joseph Siam Director of Technology $111,920 $142,316 Amanda Rothengast Principal () $118,025 $140,377 Patricia Girardi Principal () $115,147 $139,024 Kimberley Chen Controller - Accounting $107,444 $137,157 Ma Guadalupe Guzman Principal () $112,338 $135,998 Wendy Kelly Principal () $113,136 $134,828 Jane Yuster Director of Testing & Assessment $111,920 $133,874 Terese Talmage Director of Special Education $112,134 $133,142 Christine Hiltbrand Assistant Principal () $107,647 $132,150 Antonio Perez Prinicpal () $110,510 $131,374 Patricia Rivera Pelino Principal () $109,597 $130,893

**Total Cost of Employment includes overtime, other cash pay, employee contributions to medical, dental, vision, pension and deffered compensation, and miscellaneous payments.

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