Steven Kaufman has worked in the San Carlos School District for more than 22 years. During this time he has worked in various roles at four of the schools in the district. This includes his years teaching, and working as a site principal and assistant principal. In the year 2000 he worked with a team to re-open Tierra Linda as a 5-8 school. TL had been closed for close to 20 years prior to this. He returned to TL in the fall of 2016 after spending close to 10 years working at Arundel and Central Middle School as principal at these sites.