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Brown Sworn In As New Superintendent Of Schools
County Education Leader
Troy Brown, San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Troy A. Brown took the oath of office as the 27th San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools during a brief ceremony at the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) on Thursday, July 1, 2021. He replaces former San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James A. Mousalimas, who retired from a 36-year career in education at the end of June.

A former coach, teacher, principal, and school district administrator, Brown joined the SJCOE as associate superintendent of Student Programs and Services in 2018. In his new role as County Superintendent of Schools, Brown plans to focus on providing opportunities for all students by offering innovative SJCOE programs and supporting the school districts serving San Joaquin County’s more than 150,000 students and their families.

“Every student has a story. It is our duty as educators to build strong relationships with our students and to do all that we can to ensure that our students have the opportunity to tell their stories and be prepared to continue their education, embark on rewarding careers and become engaged members of their communities,” Brown said. “I look forward to continuing the culture of service fostered by Superintendent Mousalimas. I am grateful for his guidance as a mentor and for his leadership, which has benefited so many in San Joaquin County.”

Brown also intends to focus on strengthening career technical education, providing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs to educate students and train teachers, and making professional development and other resources available to school districts as they accelerate learning and increase social and emotional supports as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

Brown was appointed to the position by the San Joaquin County Board of Education by a unanimous vote on Oct. 21, 2020, to replace Mousalimas, who was first elected to the office in 2014.

“I am absolutely certain that the SJCOE and public education in San Joaquin will continue to move forward under Dr. Brown’s leadership for many years to come,” Mousalimas said. “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Troy at both the Tracy Unified School District and the SJCOE. He is a service-centered, forward-thinking leader who is always focused on what is in the best interest of the students and families we serve.”

Before joining the SJCOE as the associate superintendent of Student Programs and Services in 2018, Brown had been the director of Student Services and Curriculum at Tracy Unified School District. In addition to being principal of Merrill F. West High, Brown had also served as a teacher, coach and assistant principal at the district, which he first joined in 2003.

Brown has a doctorate in education, a master’s degree in educational administration, and a bachelor’s degree in English. He resides in Manteca with his wife Cindy and has four children: Jacob, Nicole, Allie, and Zackary.