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Patrick Traynor, Ph.D., is the Superintendent of Alpine County Office of Education and Alpine County Unified School District. In his over 20 years of experience in the field of education, Dr. Traynor has been California's Director of Assessment Development and Administration, Assistant Superintendent of Student Assessment and Accountability, Director of Language Support Services for English Learners, middle school principal, elementary school principal, middle school assistant principal, elementary vice principal, high school science teacher, and a self contained grade 7-8 teacher at an elementary K-8 school. He has also been adjunct faculty at Argosy University and Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Traynor earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration at the University of California, Riverside. His dissertation analyzes the relationship of three classroom management approaches. His Bachelor of Science degree was earned at the University of California, Davis and included a double major in Nutrition Science and Entomology.

He has been published in the areas of classroom management and instructional technology in educational journals including Education, Journal of Instructional Psychology, Learning and Leading with Technology, California Reader, and Education California (EdCal). His article, “A Scientific Evaluation of Five Classroom Order Strategies” won the Special Merit Award from the journal, Education in 2002. He was also awarded the 2006 San Bernardino County Superintendent's Multilingual Award for his contributions to English learners and led his district's English learner program with a fully compliant Coordinated Compliance Review in 2005.


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Dr. Traynor at summer race training session Mt. Hood Oregon; Photo (C) Martin Tichy 2005
   
 
 
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    1997-2004 Doctor of Philosophy, Educational
Administration University of California, Riverside

1998 Professional Administrative Services ,
University of California, Riverside

           
    1993-1995 Master of Arts, Computer Education United States
International University, San Diego
1994 Preliminary Administrative Services,
United States International University, San Diego
           
    1993-1994 Master of Arts, Educational Administration
United States International University, San Diego
1989

Clear Ryan Single Subject
University of California, Davis Physical Sciences
& Life Sciences Supplementary Authorizations:
Computers; Music; Food & Nutrition

         
1984-1989 Bachelor of Science, Double Major: Nutrition Science
& Entomology University of California, Davis
       
 
 
 
experience
2013-Present Superintendent, Alpine County Office of Education/Alpine County Unified School District, Alpine County, California. 2004-2004 Lecturer, Graduate School of Education (Part Time) University of California, Riverside Taught Masters and Credential level course, "The School"

2012-2013 Director, Assessment Development and Administration, California Department of Education 1999-2004 Principal, Grades 7-8 Terrace Hills Middle School & Bloomington Technology Magnet Middle School Colton Joint Unified School District, Colton, California

2010-2012 Assistant Superintendent Student Assessment and Accountability, Hesperia Unified School District, Hesperia, California 1997-1999 Assistant Principal, Mesa View GATE Magnet Middle School, Ocean View School District, Huntington Beach, California
       
2005-2010 Director, Assessment and Evaluation and Middle School Curriculum and Instruction Colton Joint Unified School District, Colton, California 1995-1997 Principal, Grades K-8 Lake Los Angeles School Keppel Union School District, Palmdale, California
         
2008-2011 University Instructor, Education (Part Time) Argosy University, San Bernardino California 1994-1995 Teaching Vice Principal, Grades K-8
Lake Los Angeles School Keppel Union School District, Palmdale, California
         
2004-2005 Director, Language Support Services
Colton Joint Unified School District, Colton, California
1990-1994 High School Science Teacher, Grades 9-12 J.W. North High School Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, California
       
       
         
         
 
August '05 Mather Pass Saddle, Sierra's day three of OC RDM's Troop 645 Sierra backpacking excursion