by Photo courtesy of the San Diego County Office of Education

Former Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Instruction in the Chula Vista Elementary School District Dr. Matthew Tessier has joined the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) as assistant superintendent of innovation. 

In his new role, Dr. Tessier will continue to build on organizational efforts to eliminate bias and create opportunity, according to the San Diego County Office of Education. His new role will also expand offerings at the Linda Vista Innovation Center and offer professional development for school leaders and staff.

"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, and open up endless opportunities for every child."

According to the SDCOE, Tessier has served 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.

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