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New Superintendent Announcement
Posted 4/27/21

New Superintendent to Lead Claremont Unified School District intDr. Wilsono the Future


The Claremont Unified Board of Trustees is poised to name long-time educator, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, as the new Superintendent of Schools contingent upon final Board approval at their regular meeting on May 6, 2021. 

Dr. Wilson’s career spans twenty-eight years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He currently serves as Superintendent of Schools in San Marino Unified School District. Before assuming the role of Superintendent, Dr. Wilson led the Educational Services Department in Arcadia Unified School District as Assistant Superintendent for five years.

Dr. Wilson’s journey in public education began in the Covina Valley Unified School District where he taught middle school students. He soon moved on to site administrator assignments as an assistant principal and principal at the secondary level.  In 2008, Dr. Wilson accepted a principal position at First Avenue Middle School in Arcadia USD, where he served for six years before promoting to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.

Born and raised in Glendora, California, Jeff is a graduate of Glendora High School.  He has been married to Corrine, a devoted 4th-grade teacher in the El Monte City School District, for 33 years.  They continue to make their home in Glendora where they raised their daughter Ally, a Registered Nurse in the Burn ICU at Torrance Memorial Hospital.  Prior to completing his Ed.D. at Azusa Pacific University, Dr. Wilson earned his BS degree in Accounting from CSU Fullerton, a Master’s of Divinity from Talbot Seminary, and an MS from CSUF in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Wilson’s passion for connecting students to school was the impetus for his research on the relationship of extracurricular and co-curricular involvement with academic success.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Wilson is committed to continuing to apply his research to strengthen programs, processes, and activities that develop meaningful connections for students who need them the most, believing that it is through education that lives are transformed. 

As we thoughtfully searched for our next superintendent, Dr. Wilson’s humility, commitment, and focus on bringing all voices to the table made it clear to the Board that he is the right person for the job,” noted Board President Nancy Treser Osgood. “Finding an experienced superintendent with a proven track record of success in implementing programs that promote racial equity and social justice was a fit for Claremont USD, where that attribute was identified as highly desirable by stakeholders during our extensive community outreach. We are confident that Dr. Wilson’s spirit of collaboration will lead CUSD through these unprecedented times and beyond.”

The Board extends its appreciation to Dr. Wilson and the other highly qualified applicants who showed an interest in the position. Trustees also want to express their gratitude to CUSD employees, parents, community members, as well as the ESS search advisers, for their valuable involvement throughout this process.

Looking ahead to his July 1st start date, Dr. Wilson shared, “I want to thank the Board of Education in Claremont for their confidence in considering me as Claremont’s next Superintendent of Schools. I look forward with great anticipation to immersing myself in the community, meeting and learning from the cabinet, management team, classified and certificated employees, bargaining unit leadership, students, and parent leaders - all of the people who make CUSD the premier school district that it is.”



Contact: Eva Barriga, Executive Secretary to the Superintendent