David W. Gordon
David Gordon is superintendent of the Sacramento County Office of Education (California). The county office directly serves more than 30,000 students and provides financial oversight and support services to more than 235,000 students in thirteen school districts.
As superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District from 1995 to 2004, he helped pioneer preschool programs and implemented an early intervention program for children at risk of failure. Mr. Gordon also served the California Department of Education as deputy state superintendent of public instruction. Mr. Gordon began his career in 1968 teaching in a sixth-grade special guidance class in the South Bronx, New York City.
Mr. Gordon currently serves on numerous boards and commissions, including the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s (NAEP) Nation’s Report Card. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Gordon served on the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education.
Mr. Gordon holds a BA degree from Brandeis University and an EdM and CAS (certificate of advanced study) in educational administration from Harvard University.