Ted Alejandre is the 34th Superintendent of Schools for San Bernardino County. He was first elected to the county’s lead educational seat in June 2014 and was reelected in both 2018 and 2022. He began his third consecutive four-year term in January 2023.
With more than three decades of experience in public education, Mr. Alejandre has been a teacher, vice principal, principal, and director of fiscal services at the district level. He joined the office of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in 2008 as the assistant superintendent of Business Services and later was appointed deputy superintendent, overseeing all operations of the organization.
As county superintendent, Mr. Alejandre works collaboratively with educators, families, other agencies, and community partners to provide advocacy, leadership, and services for nearly 400,000 K-12 students attending public schools in San Bernardino County. His office oversees a $370 million annual operating budget and employs over 2,400 employees.
Among the highlights of Mr. Alejandre’s service as county superintendent are nurturing the Cradle to Career Roadmap, targeting early literacy, establishing the first-ever countywide Student Advisory Panel, being President of the California County Superintendents coalition, and revamping the Alliance for Education to strengthen the alignment and connection of business and community organizations to education and workforce development.
For being a fierce advocate for education, Mr. Alejandre was selected as the California Superintendent of the Year for 2022 by the Association of California School Administrators.
Mr. Alejandre is also a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel serving since 1984. He resides in Yucaipa with his wife, Barbara, and they have three children.