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List of Superintendents

1852 – 1856    County Assessor J.W. Myrick, appointed first County Superintendent of Schools

1857 – 1864    H. Gaddis

1865 – 1866    M.A. Woods

1867 – 1870    R.R. Darby

1871 – 1874    G.N. Freeman

1875 – 1878    H.B. Pendegast

1879 – 1885    J.W. Goin, first elected Yolo County Superintendent of Schools

1886 – 1893    George Banks

1894 – 1910    Clara A. March, first woman to be elected in any Yolo County office. Women held the office until 1958. 

1911 – 1925    Harriet Lee, Mother’s Day Founder

1926 – 1933    Rowena M. Norton

1934 – 1957    Eleanor Bandy

1958 – 1972    Martin A. Cabalzar

1973 – 1981    Jack J. Potter

1982 – 1990    John R. Graf

1991 – 1998    Elizabeth Zemmels

1999 – 2014    Jorge O. Ayala, first elected Latino County Superintendent in California

2015 - 2019    Jesse Ortiz