Director of Arts Education for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Aaron serves as the Director of Arts Education for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Aaron is also an adjunct faculty member for the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. He holds a BA in Music Education from Fresno Pacific University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from CSU Los Angeles. Before leaving the classroom, Aaron taught choral music for 15 years in Fresno County. In 2014 Aaron was named Teacher of the Year for Riverdale Joint Unified School District and was honored as one of three finalists for Fresno County Teacher of the Year. He was also the recipient of the Barnett Award for excellence in education and community service in 2014. In November 2020, he was honored to be named the Fresno County Administrator of the Year. Aaron also directs the Fresno County Youth Choir and the Stages Youth Theatre Project, two FREE summer arts programs for high school and college students throughout Fresno County. Aaron serves as the Co-Regional Arts Lead for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), Liaison to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., providing leadership to the Any Given Child Fresno County initiative, and was recently named to the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Advisory Committee. Aaron lives in Dinuba, CA, with his amazing wife and five blossoming artists.
“I am excited about the SJA Summer Symposium because I am a firm believer that “none of us is as smart as all of us.” I look forward to this opportunity to reimagine what education can look like and how we can collectively work to ensure the success of every child.”