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Tony Thurmond

Position: Ex Officio Member, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond wears a blazer and tie.
Tony Thurmond

Superintendent Thurmond is an educator and social worker who has served the people of California for more than ten years in elected office. Previously, Superintendent Thurmond served on the Richmond City Council, West Contra Costa Unified School Board, and in the California State Assembly, representing District 15.

Much of Superintendent Thurmond’s social service work has 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.

Tony has 12 years of direct experience in education, teaching life skills classes, after-school programs, and career training. Superintendent Thurmond lives in Richmond with his two daughters. They are his inspiration and a constant reminder about the promise of our neighborhood schools and the strong future that every child deserves.

Tony Thurmond serves on the following committees:

  • Appeals Committee
  • Audits & Risk Management Committee
  • Benefits & Services Committee
  • Investment Committee