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Tilton Gets My Vote
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Dear Editor,

Dr. Jeff Tilton is a trailblazer and a visionary leader for education. I first met Dr. Tilton in the year 2000 and have witnessed his passion for the education profession for nearly 15 years. This passion and commitment to education is evident in both his personal and professional accomplishments. Through these accomplishments he has amassed the following qualifications and skills that make him the best choice for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools:

Visionary leader, bridge builder and credentialed educator with a doctoral degree, coupled with 25 years of experience leading students and staff, securing resources, and implementing effective programs.

An enthusiastic, creative, and passionate educator, mentor and advisor who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities.

Instructional Leadership – Uses a balanced blend of motivational and targeted instruction methodologies to enhance curricula, focus on the three ‘R’s - rigor, relevancy and relationships.

If you need “evidence” that Dr. Tilton does indeed possess the aforementioned passion, skills and qualifications you don’t have to look too far. In fact there are several educational programs right here in our local area that have benefited from Dr. Tilton’s leadership and vision. While working with Dr. Mick Founts at the San Joaquin County Office of Education Jeff co-founded the award winning One. Program that has improved the graduation rate in San Joaquin County tremendously. While working at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Jeff grew the Valley Charter School program from one small charter school into four robust charter school programs.

Jeff has proven time after time that he has a vision for building successful educational programs focused on what’s best for kids. I have no doubt this will be the case when he is elected SJCOE Superintendent of Schools.


William A. Redford, Ed.D.

Northern California Director,

Academy of Arts and Sciences