Dr. Ed Manansala has spent more than 20 years working in the public school system. He started as a Coordinator of Learning Support Services with the Sacramento Unified School District and then became Principal and Superintendent of St. HOPE Public Schools. He served as the Deputy Superintendent of El Dorado County before his appointment to Superintendent of Schools at the beginning of 2016. He is also the Vice Chair of the State Board of Education appointed California Practitioners Advisory Group, and will be the President-Elect of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.
Dr. Manansala was a member of the first cohort of the School of Education’s CANDEL program, earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2011. He and his colleagues from that cohort have gone on to become regional leaders, making their mark at many levels of California public education, from school districts to the California Department of Education, to community college leadership. Dr. Manansala has embraced the CANDEL challenge and vision of being a reflective scholar practitioner as he serves students and families of El Dorado County. Dr. Manansala has a vision of creating conditions for all children to meet their intellectual and academic potential, and advocates for a wide range of students, including those from low-income families, those involved in the foster care or juvenile justice systems, as well as emerging bilingual students.