Dr. Patrick Traynor


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.

Dr. Traynor 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.

When not practicing education, Dr. Traynor enjoys spending time with his two boys. He is also an avid skier and enjoys tennis, music, and the outdoors.