Mary Shelton became superintendent for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District on July 1, 2012.
Prior to coming to SRVUSD, she served the Sacramento City Unified School District as Chief Accountability Officer. She has twenty-seven years experience in the education field, including teaching, site administrative and central curricular and administrative roles. Ms. Shelton earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. Her integrity and people skills have gained her an excellent reputation in the field. A native of Tennessee, Ms. Shelton now lives in San Ramon. She has two grown children, an attorney and a civil engineer, who live out of the area.
One highlight of Ms. Shelton’s career would definitely be the design, implementation and support of the Superintendent’s turnaround Priority Schools in her former district. She has also dedicated considerable time and energy to developing and implementing a School Quality Review process, which has resulted in a qualitative and quantitative review of schools that has allowed school communities to assess whole school progress within six domains.
As Principal, Ms. Shelton led John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento to Distinguished School status and presented at two California Literacy Conferences highlighting her school’s literacy and professional development initiatives. She has also presented at the California Collaborative of Superintendents on her District’s English Language Learner program and currently participates in CORE, a collaborative of California’s largest urban districts, on both the Talent Management and Common Core Assessments team.