Governor Newsom nominates Matt Navo to the California State Board of Education

Matt Navo
April 2019

Governor Newsom nominated Matt Navo, former superintendent of Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) and current director of systems transformation at the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention for WestEd, to the California State Board of Education. According to this EdSource article, Navo offers “on-the-ground knowledge” as a former superintendent, principal, teacher, and director of SUSD’s special education services. This nomination comes at a time when the board is stressing locally based improvement and district partnerships as the alternative to state-driven reform under the Local Control Funding Formula.