Tony Thurmond

Tony Thurmond

Superintendent of Public Instruction

California Department of Education

Tony Thurmond was sworn in as the 28th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction on January 7, 2019. Superintendent Thurmond is an educator, social worker, and public school parent, who has served the people of California for more than ten years in elected office. Previously, he served on the Richmond City Council, West Contra Costa Unified School Board, and in the California State Assembly representing District 15. Superintendent Thurmond’s family relied on public assistance programs and great public schools to get out of poverty and public school education allowed him to attend Temple University, where he became student body president. He went on to earn dual master's degrees in Law and Social Policy and Social Work (MSW) from Bryn Mawr College and began a career dedicated to service. Superintendent Thurmond’s social service work focused on improving the services provided to foster youth and directing programs that provide job training to at-risk youth. He also led programs to provide help for individuals with developmental disabilities. Superintendent Thurmond has been a Fellow in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship program. Superintendent Thurmond lives in Richmond with his two daughters, who attend local public schools. They are his inspiration and a constant reminder about the promise of our neighborhood schools and the strong future that every child deserves.

Monday, April 4, 2022

8:30 am
9:00 am


Seaport Ballroom G, Level 2

The Future of Education in California