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June 10, 2024
The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Governing Board has announced Jennifer Sachs as the new superintendent of the district. Sachs assumed her new role May 1, 2024.
Sachs brings to the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District an impressive 28-year career in public education. Her journey began as an instructional aide, evolving over the years to include roles such as classroom teacher, Title I Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and most recently, Chief of Educational Services at the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. In her most recent role, Sachs supported over 28,500 students and 55 schools and programs from preschool through 12th grade, including an adult school and two charter schools.
Sachs is a proud ACSA Region 6 Officer and has shared her expertise as a presenter at both the college level and professional conferences throughout California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from University of California, Davis. She acquired her Administrative Credential and Master of Science degrees in Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay.
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has announced the hiring of Erik Swanson as its next Superintendent.
At the May 2 Board Meeting, the Board approved a three-year contract with Swanson, who will take office on July 1, 2024. Current Superintendent Sarah Koligian announced her retirement earlier this year and will continue in her role until June 30, 2024.
Swanson currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the Teaching, Learning, and Leading Center at the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. His work is focused on leading direct technical assistance to districts across the state. In this role, Swanson is focused on supporting
Superintendents and Education Services teams throughout California to improve equitable learning outcomes for all students. While at CCEE, Swanson has become a Compassionate Systems Master Practitioner from MIT and works with the experts at the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching, using improvement science in education.
Before joining CCEE, Swanson served as the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services in the Stockton Unified School District. In addition, he has served in the roles of Superintendent for St. Hope Public Schools, Principal for Monterey Trail High School in the Elk Grove Unified School District, and Principal for middle schools in Sacramento City Unified School District and Twin Rivers Unified School District. Other accomplishments include completing certification in the National Superintendents Academy in 2018 and as a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Administrative Credentialing Coach for the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Swanson earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, his Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from the University of San Francisco, and has completed all coursework for the Leadership for Educational Equity Program from the University of California, Berkeley.
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