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Jose Banda

ESS Consultant 
Education Support Services Group

Cell: (916) 628-4243


Jose Banda has more than 40 years of experience in both rural and urban K-12 education, including over 14 years as Superintendent.  His service also included school principal positions and positions as deputy/associate superintendent.  He was also a high school counselor and a migrant education counselor for three high schools.

Following undergraduate study at California State University, Bakersfield, Mr. Banda earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Chapman University.  He holds a California Administrative Services credential, a California Multiple Subjects w/Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Emphasis credential, and a California Pupil Personnel Services credential.

Mr. Banda is a results-focused, effective education leader.  Particular strengths include: leadership development; developing professional learning communities; professional team-building, facilitating and collaboration; standards-based curriculum/instruction; community relations and involvement; engagement with families and schools; interest-based bargaining; data-informed decisions; management and educational leadership; planning and change strategies; and academic curriculum content and performance standards.  He also has a keen understanding of urban school district needs.

Mr. Banda possesses a wide breadth of experience in human resources.  Among other things, he oversaw and evaluated two high schools, four middle schools, and 17 middle school principals’ execution of daily operations.  He held responsibility for all complex and major issues not resolved at the site level.  Some of his duties included:  interest-based bargaining; development of professional coaching support for district leadership; participation in superintendent’s executive cabinet; restructure of policies/procedures of district’s Workers’ Comp and Return-to-Work programs.

Some of Mr. Banda’s professional achievements and associations include:  past president of Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS); Board member, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA); school board member, Salida Union School District; participant, ACSA School of Education Principal Center – UCLA; member, WASC School Visitation Teams; member, Association for California School Administrators (ACSA); member, member of the Executive Committee for Council of Great City Schools; the Kiwanis International – Anaheim; Anaheim YMCA Board of Directors; Orange County Salvation Army Board of Directors; and Anaheim Police Chief’s Advisory Board.

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