José Espinoza, Superintendent
José Espinoza joined the District July 1, 2020 as the new Superintendent. He has been an educator for twenty-four years, most recently in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, which serves 30,000 students. In that district he held positions of Assistant Superintendent, preceded by roles as Principal and Director of English Learner Services. His teaching experience spans elementary through high school.
Mr. Espinoza holds degrees in political science and educational administration from UC Berkeley and California State University Fresno, respectively. Mr. Espinoza is on track this year to complete his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UC Davis
San Bruno Park serves a culturally, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse student body; 40 percent of the students are English Language Learners. Mr. Espinoza, brings to the position of Superintendent a rare combination of educational leadership experience, passion for his profession and the difference teaching can/must make in the lives of all children, and a personal background growing up in poverty in an immigrant family. Further, Mr. Espinoza has experience implementing bond projects.
Important to San Bruno Park, Mr. Espinoza is a strong believer in the power of community and its necessary role in partnership with schools. This will be especially valuable in moving the District forward with the Portrait of the Graduate work, incorporated into strong strategic planning that is focused on the power of teamwork to move students forward in positive ways.