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Garth Lewis,Biography

      Garth Lewis serves as the Yolo County Superintendent of Schools.  He was elected to this position in 2018.  Over the course of his 23-year career in K-12 education, Superintendent Lewis has served as a para-educator, teacher, site and district administrator, and Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Equity at the Yolo County Office of Education.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD).

     As County Superintendent, Mr. Lewis supports and provides leadership to approximately 300 employees, which he is certain are the agency’s most valuable resources.  Additionally, his collaborative work supports each of the five school districts and other key agencies that serve youth and families throughout Yolo County. He believes access to a high-quality public education is a significant factor in improving life-outcomes for all children, particularly those experiencing poverty.

     Mr. Lewis earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University, Sacramento.  He holds a Multiple-subjects Teaching Credential and a K-12 Administrative Services Credential.

     His wife, Maria, is a public school teacher in Yolo County and both of their children attend public schools in Yolo County.