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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools


Nancy%20Kotowski.jpgDr. Nancy Kotowski was elected as Monterey County Superintendent of Schools in 2006 and is now serving her third term of office.

As a compassionate educator who believes youth are our most precious resource, Dr. Kotowski engages family, school, and community in support of education throughout Monterey County.  She encourages each and every person to play a role in helping our children to succeed.

Dr. Kotowski earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, her Master's degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton.

While serving as an U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Africa, she was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year for her development work in education.  She was named "Champion of Public Education and Students of California" in 2010 by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.  Dr. Kotowski was honored with the 2013 Public Servant of the Year Award from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kotowski has served as Chair of the Monterey County Children's Council and Monterey County Education Coalition, and board member of the Monterey County Business Council, Community Alliance for Safety & Peace, and the National Steinbeck Center. On the State level, she served on the board of directors for the State Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team.


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