Former Longtime Administrator Joe Graybeal Passes Away

Message from the Oceanside Unified School District

Dr. Joe Graybeal, who served 29 years as a site and district-level administrator throughout the Oceanside Unified School District has passed away. His wife Karen said he died at his home on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Dr. Joe Graybeal

Dr. Joe Graybeal

Mr. Graybeal began his work with OUSD in 1974, serving as an assistant principal at Oceanside HS.  Seven years later, he took over as principal for the Pirates.

From 1983 until his retirement in 2003, Mr. Graybeal held a variety of district-level posts: Director of Special Projects, at what is now the ESS Office; Director of Personnel and Employee Relations; and finally, Associate Superintendent of Administrator Services.

Earlier this week, district office personnel held a special Easter Egg hunt in his honor, an annual office event he started, but “denied ever knowing anything about.”

A private memorial service will be held.

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