About Me

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Qualifications/Preparation

BA, MA, Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Teacher (Escondido SD), Principal (VUSD Juanamaria School), Director (VUSD), Assistant Superintendent (VUSD) and District Superintendent (Hueneme SD).

Adjunct Professor of Education at California State University at Channel Islands, California Lutheran University and California State University Northridge

PTA Vice-President and Treasurer

President of the Escondido Elementary Educators Association

Numerous community service clubs

Ventura resident since 1986

Husband, Father and Grandfather

Other Professional Experience

President of the Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority (the organization through which the school district buys all of its liability and workers compensation insurance)

Board of Directors, Ventura Gold Coast Benefits Trust (organization that provides health benefits to district employees)

State Board of Directors for the Association of California School Administrators

Served on National Committee to improve the education of the children of military members (appointed by the governor to the state commission on overseeing the education of our military dependents)

Consistent spokesperson for public education in Washington D.C. and Sacramento

Recognized for educational leadership for Association of California School Administrators

President Association California School Administrators Region 13

California School Board’s Association Governance Workshops

Served as President of local Rotary Club

Boy Scout Troop Leader

Awards and Honors

Principal of a California Distinguished School (VUSD Juanamaria)

From the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA):

  • Principal of the Year
  • Central Office Administrator of the Year
  • Personnel Administrator of the Year
  • Superintendent of the Year

I believe

  1. All students can learn.
  2. We can always improve.
  3. Good leadership of a school district starts with the board of education.
  4. Everyone deserves to be heard on issues and concerns.
  5. Students should be our #1 priority.
  6. Accountability and integrity are important in the public school system.
  7. A common sense of values strengthens communities.
  8. Our employees are our greatest asset.
  9. A collaborative approach to problem-solving is in the school’s best interest.
  10. A conservative approach to tax-payer dollars will benefit our community.
  11. Strong fiscal management is imperative.