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Starting as a Career Technical Education professional twenty-eight years ago, I have been a CTE teacher, program manager, director, superintendent, and now proudly serve as Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Engagement at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Additionally,  I am the Vice Chair of the San Bernardino Community College District. During this time, I have focused on serving students, staff, peers, and the community by building relationships and trust. My work continues to gain momentum by engaging the entire community of educators, PK-16 students, career seekers, business partners and parents. Serving 33 school districts with very unique demographics, cultures, and communities, I lead a wide array of services to ensure students and families across the 22,000 square mile region are provided with expanded opportunities. My vision is to empower individuals to reach their potential, by capitalizing on strengths and growing from challenges, thus creating a broad range of choices. 

As a leader in San Bernardino County, my goals are:

  • To provide visionary leadership and strategic planning to focus human and material resources towards the primary goal of outstanding quality education for students;

  • To maintain productive community and partner relations with open communication;

  • To be a highly visible educational leader; and

  • To continue to develop community partnerships in support of student success, a strong workforce pipeline, and vibrant economy.

In addition to a professional clear teaching credential and administrative services credential, I have earned a Liberal Studies/ Bilingual-Cross Cultural bachelor’s degree from California State University San Bernardino, and a master’s degree in Educational Administration at the University of Redlands, and received a doctor of education degree in Transformational Leadership at Brandman University. 

About Me

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Married 38 years & Mom to four sons

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Fitness coach

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career technical   educator

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My Why and My Story

I have been a professional educator for 28 years. During this time, I have earned the respect of my peers, administrative team, staff and community as a visionary leader skilled in building relationships.

Serving as a San Bernardino Community College Trustee, I continue to pursue the future and work that provides value and meaning for students and the surrounding communities.

My commitments to the SBCCD and my community run deep: 

  • I started my college journey at age 27 at Crafton Hills College

  • All of my four sons started their college at Crafton Hills College and/or San Bernardino Valley College

  • I have a deep commitment to the community as demonstrated over the past 30 years- I have been everything from the Little League President to a school district Superintendent

  • Current Chair of the San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center Joint Powers Authority 

  • Current Commission Review Committee, Council on Occupational Education

  • Current Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative Equity Work group member

  • Depth of experience in Federal workforce training programs, including WIA, WIOA, CalWORKs, WorkAbility I

  • Experienced Secondary Teacher

  • Experienced University Professor

  • San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council member for 15 years

  • I have the knowledge, skills and energy to keep pace with the rapid changes in today’s educational environment

  • I am recognized as a leader in my district, our region, and our state

  • I have built relationships with higher education, business and in our community

Dr. Stephanie Houston

 
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I have a proven track record of success serving as a trustee since 2018.

Additionally, I have almost 3 decades of experience as a leader in education.

My beliefs include: education is vital to preparation for success in life;

 students are the center of the work; the catalyst for postsecondary success includes

academic skills and a commitment to career goals;  

 

My leadership goals are to eliminate barriers to student access, value diversity of experience, ensure equitable and inclusive leadership and fiscal accountability, and lead in addressing regional challenges. 

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