STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Office of Education has selected Troy Brown to be the new associate superintendent of student programs and services.
“We are excited to welcome Troy Brown to the SJCOE team,” San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James Mousalimas said in a statement.
“As an educational leader, Troy has proven his commitment to students and to developing strong connections to families and the community. I am confident his passion for education and leadership will assist the SJCOE as we move forward in our mission to provide leadership, services and support to children, families, schools, districts and our community in San Joaquin County.”
The associate superintendent position supports and oversees several SJCOE divisions including county-operated schools and programs, special education and educational services. Brown will be responsible for developing partnerships and collaboration with the education community, businesses, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and other stakeholders in order to improve and support public education in San Joaquin County. He will also oversee charter school applications, reviews, approvals, renewals, and appeals.
According to the SJCOE, Brown was previously employed at the Tracy Unified School District, where he has served as teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal since 2003. Most recently, he was the district’s director of student services and curriculum, a position he took after serving as the principal of Merrill F. West High School for four years.
Brown has received distinctions such as the FFA Administrator of the Year and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce Administrator of the Year.
Brown has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in educational administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education. He is a longtime resident of Tracy and recently moved to Manteca, where he lives with his wife, Cindy, and four children. All of his children attended Tracy Unified schools.
“My family and I are deeply grateful for the opportunities we enjoyed in the Tracy Unified. The time I had to serve and work with students, staff, families, and community members truly changed my life forever,” Brown said.
“I learned that every student has a story and that, as educators, it is important we do everything we can to help students share their story and support them on their journey. Every student should know that they matter and that there are people who care about them.”