Concord City Councilman Ron Leone has announced his candidacy for Superintendent of Education for Contra Costa County. The election for the position will take place in June, 2018.
After obtaining his Teaching Credential in 1975 from San Francisco State University, Ron began teaching art to middle and high school students in Needles, California. The following year he began teaching history, government, art, and law at American High School (AHS). After serving as Principal over the course of several summer schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), Ron became Vice Principal of AHS in 1994. In that same year he was awarded Teacher of the Year for SRVUSD.
From 1998 to 2008, Ron worked for the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD), first as Vice Principal of Deer Valley High School (DVHS) and later as Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance, and Director, Student Support Services.
In 2010, Ron was elected to the Concord City Council, and in 2012 served as the city’s mayor. Ron continues as a City Councilman today, while also remaining involved in education by working as a substitute teacher/administrator in both AUSD and the Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD).
In announcing his candidacy, Ron emphasized the importance of the County Office of Education supporting local school districts. “I’m visiting all of the local school board Superintendents, listening to their concerns, and learning how best we can help them,” he said.
Ron invites all who want to learn more about him and his plans to improve education in Contra Costa County to contact him directly at, [email protected]