Paul Gothold Appointed to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Paul Gothold Ed.D. to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board on Wednesday, January 11.
“Paul Gothold has made it his life’s work to improve equity in our educational systems to better support positive outcomes for students. His efforts have been instrumental, most recently having helped San Diego County reduce the number of criminalized youth and increase graduation rates,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “Dr. Gothold’s passion and proven track record will serve the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board’s mission to provide targeted and intensive support to local educational agencies.”
Paul Gothold has served as the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools since 2017. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Superintendent and then Superintendent of Lynwood Unified School District. Gothold has over 27 years of experience in K-12 education. He previously served the Montebello Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is a member of the San Diego Taxpayers Association, the Association of California School Administrators, and the California County Superintendents, among other organizations.
Paul Gothold lives in San Diego and this appointment has a pleasure term. No compensation stated in statute.
Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins