County Superintendent of Schools
Nancy Magee is the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools. Elected in 2018, Superintendent Magee brings more than 20 years of classroom experience and 11 years of district and county office of educational leadership experience to the role. Most recently, she served as the Associate Superintendent of Student Services at the San Mateo County Office of Education where she oversaw special education programs, Court and Community Schools, Career and Technical Education, and Safe and Supportive Schools.
Superintendent Magee began her career as a high school English and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher in San Diego County. She served as a high school librarian and school district administrator for student services before being tapped to oversee a federal Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant serving six school districts. Superintendent Magee’s experience in that role helped prepare her to create and lead the San Mateo County Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities. Under her leadership, the Coalition developed and implemented a set of emergency response protocols, a suicide prevention toolkit, and a student threat assessment protocol that are now the standard in San Mateo County.
Superintendent Magee holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from San Diego State University. She lives in Half Moon Bay and is the mother of two adult sons.
Role of the
San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools
The San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools oversees the San Mateo County Office of Education, reviews and approves the budget of every school district in the county, monitors school district compliance with state and federal laws, and reviews each district’s Local Control Accountability Plan. The Superintendent is responsible for the county’s Court and Community Schools and several special education programs serving students from birth through age 22. The Superintendent also provides support to 23 school districts in San Mateo County and serves as an advocate and champion for public education.