In the Elk Grove Unified School District, the superintendent is the top executive in the school district, similar to a chief executive officer or “CEO”. The superintendent makes daily decisions about how the district implements its educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities according to and aligned with the school board’s vision. The superintendent works collaboratively with the deputy superintendent to hire, supervise, and manage central office staff and site administration. Seen as the apex of the organization, the superintendent is also recognized as a leader who works with all stakeholders within the education and learning community.
Current Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman oversees, under the direction of EGUSD’s Board of Education, more than 6,000 employees serving 63,000 students on average annually in 67 schools covering 320 square miles in Sacramento County. Superintendent Hoffman, who is the only EGUSD Superintendent to receive his entire elementary, middle and high school education in the district, began his term in November 2014.
Since forming from a collection of smaller districts in 1959, Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) has had only six superintendents in its 57-year history:
- 2014-present: Christopher R. Hoffman
- 2004-2014: Steven M. Ladd
- 1995-2004: David W. Gordon
- 1983-1995: Robert L. Trigg
- 1969-1983: Glenn Houde
- 1959-1968: George Kibby
Housed directly in the Superintendent’s Office are the following departments that serve the district’s students, parents and staff: