High-quality schools that offer a continuum of educational options is a huge asset that Placer County is able to offer to businesses and families considering moving to the region. Education is a critical piece of why people move here, alongside work, housing and lifestyle. Placer County is one of the largest counties in the Greater Sacramento region and I’m proud to bring this perspective to GSEC’s Board of Directors.
Gayle Garbolino-Mojica was elected to Placer County Superintendent of Schools on June 6, 2006, and is currently serving her 3rd term.
Ms. Garbolino-Mojica is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. She received her teaching credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an Administrative Credential and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. Ms. Garbolino-Mojica was a teacher, assistant principal and program specialist with the Western Placer Unified School District, and principal and subsequently superintendent of the Colfax Elementary School District.
Ms. Garbolino-Mojica promotes public education on a statewide level as a Commissioner with the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools for the State Board of Education and Vice-chair of the Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) Board. She chairs the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Federal Task Force and is their representative to the national Association of Educational Services Agencies Federal Advocacy Committee. She is the past Treasurer of the California County Superintendents Association.
Regionally, Ms. Garbolino-Mojica advocates for public education and Placer County through her work on the Valley Vision Executive Board, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, and the Align Capitol Region Board of Directors. She is past President of KidsFirst, and a member of Class XIV of the American Leadership Forum-Mountain Valley Chapter.
Ms. Garbolino-Mojica has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club in Auburn, California and awarded the California County Superintendents Executive Leadership Award. She is a recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award and the Athena Leadership Award from the Roseville Chamber of Commerce for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Ms. Garbolino-Mojica is the daughter of former Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino and retired Superior Court Judge James D. Garbolino, and has two sons – Jack and Max.