Nancy Magee
County Superintendent of Schools

Nancy Magee, 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 education 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 also served for four years as the County Office of Education’s Administrator of Board Support and Community Relations. In that role, she directly supported the San Mateo County Board of Education, served as Secretary to the County Committee on School District Organization, and acted as the County Office’s Public Information Officer and Community Liaison. 

Superintendent Magee serves on the First 5 San Mateo County Commission, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County Board, the Home for All – San Mateo County steering committee, and The Big Lift leadership team, and is Co-Chair of the San Mateo County Child Care Partnership Council.

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.

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.

Superintendent's Cabinet

Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham Deputy Chief Counsel

Mefula Fairley

Mefula Fairley Senior Administrator, Board/Superintendent Support and Community Relations

Jennifer Frentress, Ed.D.

Jennifer Frentress, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services

JeneƩ Littrell

JeneƩ Littrell Deputy Superintendent, Student Services

Patricia Love

Patricia Love Administrator, Strategy and Communications

Lori Musso

Lori Musso Associate Superintendent, Human Resources/Teacher & Administrator Development

Anjanette Pelletier

Anjanette Pelletier Associate Superintendent, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

Denise Porterfield

Denise Porterfield Deputy Superintendent, Business Services

Superintendent's Office Staff

Karen Williams

Karen Williams Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Jennifer Perna

Jennifer Perna Executive Assistant to the Board

Anne Bartlett

Anne Bartlett Public Communications Specialist

Patrick Broderick

Patrick Broderick Multimedia Designer

Nancy Magee

Superintendent of Schools

Email: nmagee@smcoe.rg

Phone: (650) 802-5554

Karen Williams

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Email: kwilliams@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5554