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San Luis Obispo CountyCandidate for Superintendent of Schools

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James Joseph Brescia

County Superintendent of Schools
59,510 votes (99.98%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Monitoring and oversight for school district fiscal stability throughout San Luis Obispo County
  • Monitoring and oversight of student academic environment and educating specific student populations (i.e., special education and disenfranchised youth)
  • Providing academic support and assistance to districts and their schools and providing direct services to small school districts



Profession:San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools
County Superintendent of Schools, San Luis Obispo County (2014–current)
Clinical Faculty Member, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2006–current)
San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools, County of San Luis Obispo — Elected position (2014–current)
Superintendent, Cayucos Elementary School District (2011–2014)
School Administrator, Diocese of Monterey, County of Santa Barbara, Templeton Unified School District (1994–2008)
Classroom Teacher, Paso Robles, Watsonville, San Deigo (1987–1994)


University of California Santa Barbara Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Administration (2006)
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Administrative Services Credential, School Administration and Leadership (2003)
California State University Dominguez Hills Master's Degree, Humanities (2000)
University of California San Diego Bachelor's Degree, Cognitive Science (1987)

Community Activities

Member, Paso Robles Rotary (2004–current)
Board Member, Opera San Luis Obispo (2016–current)
Member, Italian Catholic Federation (1994–current)
Member, Association of California School Administrators (2004–current)
Member, California Association of Bilingual Educators (1994–current)

Videos (1)

— April 30, 2018 CUE/YouTube

Presentation on current practices within San Luis Obispo County to other California Superintendents.

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