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Paul Gothold is the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, and a 25-year educator who has championed educational equity. Dr. Gothold was previously a superintendent of Lynwood Unified School District, a 15,000-student district in Los Angeles County recognized nationally in 2017 for boosting Advanced Placement enrollment and exam passing rates.
Dr. Richard M. Sheehan serves as the Superintendent of the Covina-Valley
Unified School District. Dr. Sheehan has worked in public education
for the past 30 years. Prior to joining the District, Dr. Sheehan
served as the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and Assistant
Superintendent of Educational Services at Glendale Unified School
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Dr. David Miyashiro currently serves as Superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District. David was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators Region 18. Most recently, David was appointed by the CA State Board of Education to serve as co-chair for California's committee tasked with bringing Computer Science to all K-12 students. With David's leadership, Cajon Valley has undergone a seamless transition to the digital age. Cajon Valley has achieved system-wide success with blended and personalized learning where all teachers and students have 24/7 access to their own district issued laptop, internet connectivity, and a digital ecosystem of robust resources and creativity tools.
Dr. Michael Hynes is the Superintendent of Schools for the Patchogue Medford School District. Prior to working in Patchogue-Medford, Dr. Hynes served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Shelter Island School District, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Plainedge School District, elementary principal in the Center Moriches School District and middle school principal and classroom teacher for the South Country School District.
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