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Superintendent / Principal: Jon Ray


Born and raised in Weed, California, Mr. Jon Ray has served in California's public school system for 27 years. As a school principal, education administrator and superintendent for more than 21 years, Mr. Ray has worked at seven different California school districts from preschool to 12th grade. Previously, Mr. Ray served has Superintendent for Bishop Unified School District, Superintendent for the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District, Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Bonsall Union School District, Superintendent/Principal of Colfax Elementary School District, Principal in the Rio Linda Union School District and teacher in both Rio Linda Union School District and Dry Creek Joint Unified School District.  As a coach, Mr. Ray had the honor of coaching 3 championship teams in two different sports, basketball and football.  As a classroom teacher, Jon was twice named “Teacher of the Year”; as an administrator, he received the “Outstanding Young Educator Award” and was recipient of “Best Business Practices in Government Award” from the Lions Club.

Mr. Ray attended junior college at the College of the Siskiyous and then transferred to California State University, Sacramento where he earned his bachelor’s degree in social science. While there, he participated in the Army ROTC program and worked as a tutor helping students with social science and history courses. He went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from National University in Sacramento, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He is currently completing coursework for his PhD in Educational Technology from Capella University based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. Ray spearheaded 27 major construction projects to re-organize and modernize district facilities in Klamath-Trinity. Although the total cost of these projects exceeded $120 million, only $5.7 million of this sum came from local sources.

Jon Ray belongs to several professional organizations, including Small Schools Districts’ Association, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS), the California Association of Federally Impacted Schools (CAFIS), which he currently holds the office of Past President, and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).