We Proudly Endorse Shannon Sanford for Superintendent

 "As the Mayor of Ceres, it's important that we have a homegrown workforce that is ready for the 21st Century economy so that Ceres, and the rest of Stanislaus County can provide good, high paying jobs for our local families. As the Superintendent of Gratton School District, Shannon Sanford's focus on S.T.E.M. Education and practical, career oriented curriculum makes her uniquely qualified to lead our county office of education. That's why I'm endorsing Shannon Sanford for Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools"
Chris Vierra- Mayor, City of Ceres 

"As a fellow School District Superintendent who has worked with Shannon Sanford for over a decade, I know she has the hands on knowledge and experience to lead our Stanislaus County Schools. She is directly responsible for recently implementing a STEAM program at Gratton School exemplifying her continued dedication and vision to make sure students are prepared for the future. She has a proven track record of success as Gratton's test scores are annually among the highest in the County. Her results speak for themselves. For these reasons, I endorse Shannon Sanford for our next Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools." 

Seth Ehrler- Superintendent Shiloh Elementary School District

  

  

Education Leaders

  • Martin Peterson Retired Superintendent of Schools, Stanislaus County
  • Dr. Don Davis Superintendent, Waterford School District
  • Dr. Scott Siegel Superintendent, Ceres Unified School District
  • Matthew Shipley Superintendent, Hart-Ransom School District
  • Brenda Smith Superintendent, Hughson Unified School District
  • Helio Brazil Superintendent, Keyes Union School District
  • Dr. Janet Skulina Superintendent, Knights Ferry School District
  • Randy Fillpot Superintendent, Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District
  • Heath Thomason Superintendent, Paradise School District
  • Phil Alfano Superintendent, Patterson Joint Unified School District
  • Dr. Daryl Camp Superintendent, Riverbank Unified School District
  • Bob Loretelli Superintendent, Roberts Ferry School District
  • Twila Tosh Superintendent, Salida School District
  • Seth Ehrler Superintendent, Shiloh School District
  • Dr. Britta Skavdahl Superintendent, Stanislaus Union School District
  • Debra Hendricks Superintendent, Sylvan School District
  • Dana Trevethan Superintendent, Turlock Unified School District
  • Tom Price Superintendent, Valley Home Joint School
  • David Thoming Superintendent, New Jerusalem School District
  • Dr. Jeff Tilton Deputy Superintendent , New Jerusalem School District
  • Bryan Caples Superintendent, Palermo Union School District
  • Pam Able Retired Superintendent, Modesto City Schools
  • Ginger Johnson Retired Associate Superintendent, Modesto City Schools
  • Dr. Mick Founts Retired County Superintendent, San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • Dr. Sonny H. Da Marto Retired Superintendent, Turlock Unified School District
  • Richard Cox Retired Superintendent, Gratton School District
  • Melanee Wyatt Director, SCOE YES Company
  • Dr. Bill Redford Faculty, California State University Stanislaus
  • Rusty Wynn Principal, Keyes to Learning Charter
  • Cheryl Griffiths Principal, Colony Oak Elementary School
  • Sheila Parnell Principal, Hughson Christian School
  • Julie Swift Azavedo Principal, Delta Charter Schools
  • Jerry Rhine  Retired Principal, Stanislaus Union School District
  • Bill Stires Consultant, Stanislaus County Office of Educatioin
  • Mary Stires Retired Director, Stanislaus County Office of Education
  • Anne DeMartini Board Trustee, Yosemite Community College District
  • Darin Gharat Board Chair, Yosemite Community College District
  • John Walker Board Member, Modesto City Schools
  • Lourdes Perez Board Member, Ceres Unified School District
  • Mike Welsh Board Member, Ceres Unified School District
  • Jim Kinard Board Member, Ceres Unified School District
  • Bob Weaver Board Member, Turlock Unified School District
  • Cindy Cunningham Gipp Board Member, Hughson Unified School District
  • Diane Noon Board Member, Knights Ferry School District
  • George Taveranas Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Philip Wagner Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Kristin Stackhouse Johns Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Ruth Villarreal Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Jim Yardy Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Keith Coonce Board Member, Gratton School District
  • Seena Rhine Vice President, California Retired Teachers Association
  • Milt Richards Retired Athletic Director, California State University Stanislaus
  • Cindy Morphy Speech and Language Pathologist, Hughson School District
  • Lorie Wagner Speech and Language Pathologist, Gratton School District 
  • Sydnee Kline Resource Specialist, Gratton School District
  • Sheila Amaral Educator of the Year, Agriculture in the Classroom
  • Sarah Cunningham Teacher, Gratton School District
  • Daris Kline Teacher, Turlock Unified School District
  • Wendy Williams Teacher, Gratton School District
  • Neena Stegmann Teacher, Gratton School District
  • Daniel Taylor Teacher, East Union High School
  • Phil Delaporte Retired Teacher, Ceres Unified School District
  • India Cox Retired Teacher, Atwater

Elected Officials

  • State Senator Anthony Cannella
  • Vito Chiesa  Supervisor, Stanislaus County
  • Jim DeMartini Supervisor, Stanislaus County
  • Chris Vierra  Mayor, City of Ceres
  • Jeramy Young Mayor, City of Hughson
  • Debra Novelli Mayor, City of Patterson
  • Ron Macedo Board Member, Turlock Irrigation District
  • Rob Santos Board Member, Turlock Irrigation District
  • Bret Durossette Councilman, City of Ceres
  • Ken Lane Councilman, City of Ceres
  • Melissa De Souza Fire Commissioner, Denair
  • Kristin Bettencourt  Planning Comissioner, Turlock

Business

  • Jay Gilbert A.L. Gilbert Co.
  • Matt Swanson Associated Feed and Supply Co.
  • Wayne Zipser Executive Director, Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
  • Shane Parsons   Diamond Bar Arena
  • Fred Brenda Hughson Farm Supply
  • Dean Doerksen Central Ag Products
  • Chad Condit Consultant
  • Marie Assali Assali Farm Properties
  • Frank Assali Assali Farm Properties
  • Mike Assali Assali Farm Properties
  • Jill Chiesa Covenant Care Hospice
  • Katherine Borges President, Salida Chamber of Commerce
  • Richard Cunningham Cunningham Ranch
  • Aaron Martella Grower Direct Nut Company 
  • Shawna Martella Grower Direct Nut Company
  • Jennifer Martella Grower Direct Nut Company
  • Mike Staack Grizzly Nut Company
  • Christine Staack Grizzly Nut Company
  • Mike Dowd Bella Ventana Orchards  
  • Julie Dowd Bella Ventana Orchards
  • Aaron Piazza Piazza Ranch
  • Jaime Piazza Piazza Ranch
  • Derik Dami Realtor
  • Andrew Chiesa Chiesa Ranch
  • Brad Bilson Bilson’s Sport Shop
  • Harinder S. Toor Inderjit S. Toor Construction Inc.
  • Katie Amaral Taylor Dave Wilson Nursery
  • Joaquin Amaral Specialty Sales
  • Dr. Dennis Hartman Turlock Family Vision

Groups

  • Stanislaus Consolidated Firefighters Association, Local 3399
  • Stanislaus County Republican Party
  • Stanislaus County Republican Assembly
  • Los Pistoleros