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Mark G. Sutton

Mark Sutton has more than 25 years of administrative experience in Central Valley school districts. He has been the Superintendent of Central Unified School District since August 2015.

Prior to that, he was the Superintendent of Selma Unified School District for seven years, and the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Instruction for four years. Under his leadership as Superintendent, Selma Unified was recognized by Education Trust West for exemplary results for English learners. It also transitioned to a full day kindergarten in order to build a stronger foundation for all learners with positive data outcomes. In 2015, Mr. Sutton received the ACSA Region 9 President’s Award in 2015.

Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Sutton taught both middle and high school students for eight years in Clovis and Encino, California. During his tenure as a teacher, Mr. Sutton coached varsity baseball and football and served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Clovis West High School. He has presented at state and national conferences, including California Association of Activities Directors (CADA), California League of Middle School (CLMS), ACSA, and AASPA.

He is currently on the teaching faculty for Personnel Academy for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and a member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA). He is also a Certified Coach for CIF Coaching Education for the American Sport Education Program.

Mr. Sutton received his M.A. in Educational Administration at the University of San Francisco and B.A. in History at California Lutheran University. He’s been married to his wife, Karen, for 33 years, and has three daughters who earned their degrees from either Fresno Pacific or Fresno State University.