Zandra Jo Galvan

Superintendent, Greenfield Union School District

Zandra Jo Galvan has served as Superintendent of the Greenfield Union School District since
August 10, 2017. Zandra has worked in public education since 1993 and began her career as
an elementary classroom teacher for GUSD where she also attended kindergarten through
graduation. Returning to serve as Superintendent allowed her childhood dreams to come true.
Over the last six years, she has implemented a GUSD District Strategic Plan with an LCAP-
aligned vision, mission, core values, and Board of Trustee priorities; a PLC model with essential
standards, learning targets, common formative assessments and frequent data analysis;
mapped career technical/job market trends and industry sectors; added SEL and wellness
spaces for all; shifted to 21st century classroom furniture; and focused on student-centered
LEGO & Apple learning spaces at all schools to build, innovate, and prepare for successful
postsecondary college and career futures. Superintendent Galvan leads with an equity and
inclusivity-focused mission for ALL students.

Superintendent Galvan earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies and Teaching Credential from Fresno
State, an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from CSU Monterey Bay, and an M.A. &
Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership from San Jose State. She is now earning
her Doctorate from USC. She has successfully completed the Association of California School
Administrators (ACSA) Superintendent Academy, is a member of the ACSA Superintendents
Council and the CSBA Superintendents’ Council, a member of the National Superintendents
Roundtable, a National Mentor/Advisor/Presenter for AASA Aspiring Superintendents, National
Advisor for Future Ready and ALL4ED Schools, National District Administration Superintendent
Advisory team member & speaker, an ACSA Region10 Board of Director, and is the current
California Association of Latino/a/x Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) President
(2021-2023) for the state of California.

Superintendent Galvan is passionate about preparing students to be socially, 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.