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Zandra Galvan

Greenfield Union School District
Greenfield, CA
Zandra Jo Galvan serves as Superintendent of the Greenfield Union School District since August 2017 and has worked in public education since 1993. She is passionate about serving communities and breaking students free from the cycle of poverty. She is a design-thinker and successfully implemented a District Strategic Plan with an LCAP-aligned vision, mission, core values, and board of trustee priorities; Professional Learning Community systems of collaboration around essential standards mapping, identified learning targets, common assessments, and frequent data analysis; designed and implemented 21st century classroom spaces and innovative LEGO & Apple engineering learning lab spaces for ALL students to explore, create and prepare for their successful postsecondary college and career futures.Superintendent Galvan has been spotlighted on several State and National podcasts and routinely is on Superintendent panels and conference speaking events highlighting hot topics in education. She thrives in engaging other professionals around topics of relationship-building, emotional intelligence, organizational leadership, social justice and equity, dismantling racism, challenging the status quo, social emotional wellness, innovative technology, sisterhood circles of empowerment, and uplifting our next generation of scholars to flourish in a world that they challenge and design. She is extremely proud of her #SisterCircle who empower and lift women into positions of influence for the beautiful scholars and communities they serve. Superintendent Galvan is the president of California Association of Latino/a/x Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), on the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 10 Board of Directors, a member of the National Superintendents Roundtable (NSR), and a mentor, coach, and keynote speaker for the national American Association of School Administrators (AASA). She possesses a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Fresno State, an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from CSUMB, an M.A. in Educational Leadership from SJSU and is earning her Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. Go Trojans!Superintendent Galvan is enthusiastically passionate about preparing ALL scholars to be social-emotionally and academically prepared for college and career and ensures that every GUSD team member knows they are “an ELITE team member dedicated to the arduous task of saving students from the cycle of poverty.” She proudly is committed to “ALL Means ALL”: Fulfilling the Greenfield Guarantee for ALL students in the Greenfield Union School District.  (Twitter @zjgalvan Instagram @zangalvan LinkedIn @Zandra Jo Galvan)

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