Alpine County Office of Education

Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.


traynorI am pleased to live and work in Alpine County as Superintendent of Schools. I have served K-12 public education in a variety of capacities since 1990. My past years of service include Director of State Assessments (California Department of Education), Assistant Superintendent of Student Accountability and Assessment, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Director of Language Support for English Learners, Middle School Principal, Elementary School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher.

My professional passion is K-12 public education. My Ph.D. was earned at the University of California, Riverside in Educational Administration. I also have a Master’s degree in Computer Education and Bachelors of Science degree with a double major in Entomology and Nutrition Science from UC Davis. I have also been published in several education journals in including Journal of Instructional Psychology, California Reader, Education, and Learning and Leading with Technology.

I am looking forward to Education in the 21st century.  In today’s world, our students must master new, more rigorous content while developing and honing their skills in critical thinking, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, global awareness and competence, and technology.

If you would like to talk about any educational issues or have any questions about our school system, I would look forward to talking with you.