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Modoc Superintendent to Lead State Association

posted May 1, 2013, 11:02 AM by gjones@modoccoe.k12.ca.us   [ updated Mar 9, 2021, 2:02 PM by Kristy Prince ]

Earlier this month, Modoc County Superintendent of Schools, Gary Jones, was nominated to serve the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) as President-Elect. 

“This is overwhelming. As County Superintendent of Modoc County, I never expected to become CCSESA President. Typically, the biggest counties have the primary leadership roles in the state. Modoc has the third smallest student population,” Superintendent Jones said.

Superintendent Jones was nominated by four of the eleven regions and supported by county superintendents of the smallest and largest county offices of education in the state. He is running unopposed and will serve as President-Elect in 2014 and President in 2015.

“I know one of the things my colleagues appreciate about me is my willingness to speak up concerning decisions that affect us all. I say that with a smirk, because sometimes I say things I don’t even want to say,” Superintendent Jones said.

CCSESA’s leadership works with policymakers including U.S. Secretary of Education, Congress, the Governor, Legislature, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Board of Education, and the California Department of Education.

Superintendent Jones added, “I am grateful that CCSESA provides a platform for leaders like me to advocate for small counties and fiscal integrity, two of my biggest concerns. And now, as Modoc County Superintendent of Schools and CCSESA President, I will have the opportunity to address those issues at the highest levels of government.”

Article from Modoc Record 4/25/2013