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Superintendent - Dr. John Quinto

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District.  With more than 20 years of serving students and families in public education, one thing is certain: I am here to give back because public education gave me the skills to succeed in life.
In addition to my school leadership and district administration experience, I have coached baseball, soccer, and track which has brought about the understanding how critical co-curricular experiences are for our students.  From sports and performing arts to academic and career-based competitions, our students learn to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.  As Chawanakee Unified's Head Coach, our team will continue to ensure our students have access to co-curricular experiences that develop and challenge them.
My vision for this new school year is that we achieve an "undefeated season" where we all commit to academic growth at every grade level.  We have dedicated teachers and staff who show up every day for our students.  With a sharp focus on academic achievement, Chawanakee Unified will have intervention, tutoring, and professional development.  We can deliver the kind of education system our students, families, and community deserve.  What is good for our students, is good for our community.
It is important to share my non-negotiables: attendance, accountability, and data-driven decisions.  Holding each other accountable and showing up for our students are mission critical in supporting the academic excellence of the students we serve.  Data-driven decision making will bring about a culture of continuous learning and accountability.
Education is a human endeavor, and we must all press for continuous improvement.  We must continue to ask ourselves: "how can we serve our students better?"  Professional development will focus on increasing student achievement through enhanced social skills where students emerge as leaders.  Nothing is more important than creating an educational environment where all students can thrive.
I look forward to working with all of you and welcome your input.  Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].  I look forward to welcoming our students to the new school year and our quest of an "undefeated season".
Dr. John Quinto