The County Superintendent of Schools, Jon R. Gundry, provides leadership to the educational community and to the County Office of Education; serves as Chief Administrative Officer and Ex-Officio Secretary of the County Board of Education; and ensures compliance with all the relevant education laws, policies and regulations.
Jon R. Gundry is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. He was appointed by the Board of Education in July 2014.
Previously the Superintendent of Pasadena Unified School District, Mr. Gundry has more than three decades of experience as a teacher, principal and instructional leader.
Prior to his tenure with Pasadena Unified, Gundry served as Deputy Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) from 2008 to 2010. Gundry was appointed Interim Superintendent of LACOE in September 2010. As Chief Executive Officer for LACOE and Secretary of the County Board of Education, he was responsible for the financial and academic success of 80 school districts serving over two million children, with $16 billion in school district funding.
Before joining LACOE in February 2008, Mr. Gundry served in the Houston, Texas, Independent School District beginning in 1982. His tenure there included 12 years as an administrator, ultimately serving as an executive principal overseeing 17 campuses in a high school feeder system. A 16-year classroom teacher, Mr. Gundry taught English, Spanish and English as a Second Language in both middle and high school.
Mr. Gundry earned a Bachelor of Science in English and Spanish from Northern Arizona University in 1978 and an M.Ed. in Administration from Houston Baptist University in 1996. He was awarded the Texas Excellence Award for outstanding high school teachers in 1989. A Fulbright Scholar, he spent a year teaching in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1990.
He is a fluent speaker of Spanish, and spent one of his high school years as a foreign exchange student in Bolivia.
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