July 12, 2019
Superintendent Elected to Lead State Association
Planada Elementary School District Superintendent
Jose Gonzalez is taking on an additional role as executive
director of the California Association of Latino Superintendents
Gonzalez will guide the 600-member statewide organization
based in Sacramento. He has been a member of CALSA
for nearly 20 years and a board member for 10 years.
The 46-year-old superintendent said he will continue
to proudly serve the Planada learning community and
expects the executive director duties to take an average
of five to seven days a month.
CALSA is a sister organization to the Association
of California School Administrators, also headquartered
Gonzalez was appointed a regional representative to
the board by Dr. Fernando Elizondo. He holds the distinction
of being the first-ever elected president of the CALSA
His plan is to elevate CALSA’s prominence as
the advocate for the continued development and placement
of Latino educational leaders who are committed to
quality public education.
In seeking the role of executive director, Gonzalez
articulated for the board a leadership plan aligned
with CALSA’s strategic goals.
“I am passionate about providing the best education
possible for students. As executive director, I look
forward to working with the board, a group of educational
leaders who are creative thinkers, collaborative problem
solvers, and responsible for shaping our children’s
future,” Gonzalez said following his announcement
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