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Chula Vista Assistant Superintendent Joins SDCOE to Lead Innovation Efforts

Chula Vista Assistant Superintendent Joins SDCOE to Lead Innovation Efforts


Profile of Dr. Matthew Tessier assistant superintendent of Innovation

Dr. Matthew Tessier has joined the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) as assistant superintendent of innovation, building on organizational efforts to eliminate bias and create opportunity, as well as expand offerings at the Linda Vista Innovation Center and offer professional development for school leaders and staff.

Tessier has been serving the educational community for more than 25 years, most recently as assistant superintendent of innovation and instruction in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. His experience includes teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades; leading math instruction for 20 schools in California, Texas, and Georgia for Edison Schools; serving as a principal in Chula Vista; and holding leadership roles in education technology in both Chula Vista and the National School District.

"One of the San Diego County Board of Education goals is for SDCOE to become the leader and model for innovation to better support students across the region," said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. "With Matthew's experience and passion for every student to thrive, I'm confident we will make important strides to adapt to new technologies to advance student learning, open up endless opportunities for every child."

SDCOE is focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the number and speed of innovations from the County Office. Working in partnership with county, district, and school leaders, students, community members, and industry leaders, SDCOE is committed to transforming ideas into impactful, innovative solutions to accelerate student achievement and the local economy.

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